Head-on crash injures Springfield man

Thursday, October 29, 2015
A head-on crash on Highway 37 about three miles south of Monett Thursday morning resulted in the driver of a southbound 2006 Chrysler 300 being airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Monett Fire Chief Tom Jones, left, observes as Jerry Thomas, from Thomas Towing and Recovery in Monett, worked to load the totaled Chrysler onto a flatbed to remove it from the crash site. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

62-year-old airlifted from Hwy. 37 scene Thursday

A Springfield man suffered serious injuries Thursday in a wreck at 9:03 a.m. on Highway 37, three miles south of Monett.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Scotty Henson, 44, of Cassville, was driving a 2009 GMC truck northbound when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2006 Chrysler 300, being driven by Bradley Beach, 62, of Springfield. The wheels from the GMC became dislodged and struck a 2014 Nissan Rouge, being driven by Sadonya Labonte-Thomas, 37, of Nixa.

Beach suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Henson and Labonte-Thomas were not injured.

Beach and Labonte-Thomas were wearing safety devices, and Henson was not. The Chrysler was totaled in the wreck, the GMC suffered extensive damage and the Nissan suffered minor damage.

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