Shell Knob woman, 6 dogs involved Highway BB wreck

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
A MedFlight helicopter takes off for Springfield with Diane Larson, 67, of Shell Knob, whose 2001 Toyota RAV 4 overturned in a single vehicle crash south of Monett on Tuesday. Six dogs were in the vehicle at the time of the incident, and they have been taken to Monett. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat

67-year-old flown to Springfield for treatment, dogs taken to Monett

A Shell Knob woman was hurt in a single-vehicle wreck shortly before 1 p.m. on Tuesday on Highway BB, south of Monett.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Diane Larson, 67, of Shell Knob, was driving a 2001 Toyota RAV 4 east from Highway 37 on Highway BB when her vehicle ran off the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned in a ditch, facing west.

Monett city firefighters and a Purdy Fire District firefighter, as well as a Barry-Lawrence Ambulance crew, responded to the call at 12:52 p.m.

Larson, who was wearing a safety device, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted by MedFlight of Joplin to Cox Hospital South in Springfield. The vehicle was totaled.

She had six dogs in the vehicle with her, according to Monett Fire Chief Tom Jones. Monett animal control officer Glenn Palade removed the animals from the scene.

One dog had been pinned under the vehicle and was taken for veterinary care for a possible broken leg. Jones said all of the animals survived the crash.

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