MSHP Kept Busy Working Accidents in Lakes Region

by: Scott McCaulley

The Missouri State Highway Patrol works an accident Tuesday and trio of accidents in the Lakes Region on Wednesday.

A woman from Pennsylvania escapes with just minor injuries during the Noon Hour Tuesday after the SUV she was driving on M Highway east of Forsyth went off the roadway striking several mailboxes and a culvert before overturning. 24-year-old Adelie Ionescu was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield for treatment of her injuries.

In the early morning hours Wednesday in Barry County, a SUV overturns and strikes a tree after trying to avoid a deer in the road while driving on Highway 112. The driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old Billy Jagger of Cassville was not injured but a passenger in the vehicle, 37-year-old Erin Thompson also of Cassville, did sustain moderate injuries that were treated at Mercy Hospital in Cassville.

Two people from Arkansas were involved in a collision between two pick-up trucks in Southern Stone County just before Sunrise Wednesday. Troopers report the accident occurred on Highway 13 at Highway 86 when the truck driven by 31-year-old Felipe Soto of Rogers failed to yield to the truck driven by Rachelle Stuart of Green Forest. Stuart sustained sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for treatment. Soto was not injured according to the accident report.

Heavy Rain that fell around the Branson area Wednesday afternoon is believed to have been a factor in a one vehicle crash just after 4:00 on Highway 248. Troopers report a SUV driven by 30-year-old Brittine Goodman of Walnut Shade hydroplaned causing the vehicle to go off the roadway striking a road sign and a tree. Goodman and a passenger in the vehicle, 20-year-old Destiny Massey also of Walnut Shade, escaped with minor injuries that were treated at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.


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