Carthage Woman Ejected from Vehicle in Crash

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by Tim Church


HALLTOWN, Mo. – A woman from Carthage is injured in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning, one mile east of Halltown in Lawrence County.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 23-year-old Erika Sarceno was traveling eastbound on I-44 at 7:54 a.m., when her vehicle ran off of the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment. The impact caused the vehicle to then overturn several times.

According to the online crash report, Sarceno was no wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Joplin to be treated for her moderate injuries.