SUV hits Pickup in Work Zone Injuring Drivers

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by Sam Clanton


LAMPE, Mo. – Two people are injured in a work zone accident on Highway 13 north of West Highway 86 in Stone County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 66-year-old Dennis Merath of Reeds Spring was stopped in a construction zone in the southbound lane at 9:46 this (Wednesday) morning, when his pickup was struck from behind by a SUV that failed to stop, driven by 30-year-old Brenda Pearson of Roland, Oklahoma.

Merath suffered serious injuries and was transported by Mercy EMS to Cox Medical Center Branson.

Pearson was also transported to Cox Branson, for treatment of moderate injuries.