Four injured in Barry County crash

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Four people were injured in a Barry County crash at 7:55 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 on Farm Road 1050 about three miles south of Washburn.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1993 Doge Dakota, Jerod R. Black, 16, of Seligman, crossed the center line and struck a 2001 Buick Regal, driven by Howard L. Anderson, 68, of Seligman, head on.

Anderson was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark., with serious injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt. Black and two passengers in his vehicle, John Z. Mulkey, 16, of Washburn, and Bradley C. Sammarco, 15, of Pineville, were also taken to Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. Black and Sammarco were wearing seat belts. Mulkey was not.

Other crashes

* A Cassville man was injured in a single-vehicle crash at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 on Farm Road 2070 about five miles northwest of Purdy. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2008 Dodge pickup, Jesus A. Rodriguez, 19, of Cassville, ran off the roadway and overturned. Rodriguez was taken by private vehicle to Mercy Hospital in Cassville with minor injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.

* A Monett teen was injured in a single-vehicle wreck at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 on Highway 39 about a mile north of Leann. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2001 Lincoln NS, Jonah B. Ragsdale, 16, of Monett, ran off the roadway on a curve, overturned and struck a fence. Ragsdale was taken to Cox Hospital South in Springfield with minor injuries.

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