Cassville teen injured in wreck

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Cassville teen was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 7 a.m. on Friday.

The crash took place on Highway 60 five miles west of Monett when the driver of a 1996 Buick LeSabre, Jessica D. Heston, 19, of Holiday Island, Ark., failed to yield and drove into the path of a 2005 Ford F450, driven by Andy L. Morris, 37, of Harlington, Texas, who struck the passenger door of the Heston vehicle.

The driver and a passenger in the Heston vehicle, Angela E. Heston, 15, were seriously injured in the crash and both taken to Cox Hospital South in Springfield. Jessica Heston received moderate injuries in the wreck. Neither of the girls were wearing a safety belt.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Morris was wearing a seat belt.

Other crashes

* A two-vehicle crash on Saturday resulted in both drivers being taken to a Springfield hospital. The crash occurred at 1:30 p.m. on Highway 37 one mile north of Cassville when the driver of a 2008 Ford F450, Edgar L. McCarter, 43, of Cassville, attempted to cross Highway 37 and pulled into the path of a 1987 Ford Ranger, driven by Gilbert L. McNeil, 72, of Monett. Both drivers were taken to St. John's Hospital in Springfield with moderate injuries. Neither was wearing a seat belt.

* A Shell Knob man was injured Monday in a single-vehicle wreck that took place at 3:10 p.m. in Roaring River State Park seven miles southeast of Cassville. The crash occurred when the driver of a 1975 International dump truck, Jim N. Larson, 67, ran off the road, struck two signs and overturned. Larson was taken to St. John's Hospital-Cassville with moderate injuries. Larson was not wearing a seat belt.

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