by: Scott McCaulley

The Missouri Highway Patrol worked a pair of accidents in Taney County over the first part of the Holiday Weekend.

The first occurred Saturday afternoon just before 3:30 on Highway 76 two miles east of Hollister when 70-year-old Tula Deboard of Forsyth suffered a medical issue while driving and ran off the right side of the road striking a sign, utility pole, and a tree. Deboard suffered minor injuries in the accident and was taken to Cox South Hospital Springfield for treatment.

The second happened Sunday in the Mark Twain National Forest southeast of Bradleyville when 19-year-old Brandi Miller from Bradleyville lost control of her Utility Vehicle and struck a tree. Miller and a passenger, 14-year-old Shaun Swadley also of Bradleyville sustained moderate injuries and were transported to Cox Hospital Branson for treatment.