Kansas couple crashes in Cato

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Derby, Kan., woman escaped with only minor injuries after a crash Sunday afternoon in Barry County in which winter weather may have been a factor.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Bruce Bettinger, 68, of Derby, was driving north on Highway 39 in Cato when his vehicle slid off the roadway, then struck a sign and a tree.

Charlene Bettinger, 67, a passenger, received minor injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Cassville for treatment. The driver was not injured.

Both occupants were wearing seat belts.

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