by Tim Church
AVA, Mo. – A man from Ava suffers moderate injuries in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday night, two miles south of Ava in Douglas County.
State Troopers report 18-year-old Joe Swofford was traveling southbound on Highway 5 at 3:10 p.m., when he drove his vehicle into the rear of another southbound vehicle being driven by 47-year-old Norman Mings of Ava, who was attempting to make a left hand turn.
Swofford was transported by Cox Air Ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield to be treated for his injuries.