Exeter man arrested after I-44 Wreck

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Vehicle strikes bridge at Highway 59 south of Carthage

An Exeter man was injured and arrested after a wreck Sunday at 8:26 p.m. on Interstate 44 at Highway 59, two miles south of Carthage.

According to a Missouri State Highway patrol report, Michael Harper, 45, of Exeter, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet 2500 pickup westbound when his vehicle lost control and struck the bridge.

Harper suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Joplin.

He was not wearing a safety device, and the vehicle was totaled.

At 8:56 p.m., Harper was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

He was released for medical care.

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