2 injured in Route W wreck

Friday, September 15, 2017

Big rig overturns following head-on collision

A Cassville man was seriously injured in a wreck at 12:45 a.m. Friday on Route W, two miles east of Wheaton.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Dakota Lowe, 23, of Cassville, was driving a 1996 GMC Suburban eastbound when his vehicle crossed the center of the roadway and struck a 2015 Freightliner tractor trailer, being driven by Kevin Kimberling, 62, of Aurora, causing the big rig to run off the roadway and overturn.

Lowe suffered serious injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Kimberling suffered minor injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Cassville.

Kimberlilng was wearing a safety device, and Lowe was not. Both vehicles were totaled.

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