Serious Injury in Crash near Branson West

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by Sam Clanton


BRANSON WEST, Mo. – A Reeds Spring man is seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on Castle Rock Road south of Branson West in Stone County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Joseph Blanton was southbound at 9 p.m. Friday, when he lost control of his pickup on a curve, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a culvert.

Blanton was transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for treatment of his life-threatening injuries.

He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the accident report.