Purdy woman's car catches fire after wreck

Monday, September 26, 2016

Vehicle hits culvert on Hwy. W near Wheaton

A Purdy woman was injured Saturday in a wreck at 3:10 p.m. on Highway W, one mile east of Wheaton.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, April Witcher, 44, of Purdy, was driving a 2005 Mercury Sable westbound when here vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a highway sign and culvert, then caught fire.

Witcher suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield.

She was wearing a safety device, and the vehicle was totaled.

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