ER man injured in crash on 86

Friday, January 2, 2009

An Eagle Rock man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 86 one mile west of Golden last Tuesday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 1993 Jeep, driven by Gary Hargus, 40, ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a guard rail, drove back across the roadway and ran off the left side of the road down an embankment.

Hargus was taken to St. John's Hospital in Berry-ville, Ark. The Patrol report indicated that Hargus was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred at 9:10 p.m.

Last Wednesday, a Cassville man was moderately injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 37 three miles south of Purdy. The crash occurred when a 1986 Ford F-150, driven by Benjamin Morgan, 32, of Purdy, ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, crossed the centerline and struck a 2007 Ford Mustang, driven by Matt-hew Payne, 48, of Boone-ville, in the left rear corner.

Morgan's vehicle then continued off the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. Morgan's passenger, Danny Box, 49, was taken by ambulance to St. John's Hospital-Cassville. Morgan and Payne were not injured in the crash, which occurred at 5:55 p.m.

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