Cassville man injured in crash on Highway 76

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Cassville man was seriously injured on Sunday in a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 76 eight miles west of Branson.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 7:30 a.m. when the driver of a 1994 Ford Ranger, Derek E. Sharp, 27, of Cassville, ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Sharp was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Other crashes

* A Cassville youth was injured Friday in a single-vehicle crash on Farm Road 168 one mile north of Republic. The crash occurred at 10:45 a.m. when the driver of a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck, Devin D. Hobbs, 17, ran off the left side of the highway and struck several trees. Hobbs was airlifted to Cox Hospital South in Springfield. He was not wearing a seat belt.

* A Nevada woman was injured on Sunday when she tried to avoid an animal in the road. The wreck occurred at 10:20 a.m. on Highway 76 two miles west of Exeter when the driver of a 1998 Cadillac, Theresa M. Lewark, 32, of Nevada, lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid an animal and ran off the road, striking a utility pole. Lewark was transported to St. John's Hospital-Cassville with minor injuries. She was wearing a seat belt.

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