Man injured in collision with horse

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Vehicle goes through fence on Route B

A Rocky Comfort man was injured in a wreck at 5:30 a.m. Thursday on Route B, east of Farm Road 1045, approximately two miles west of Purdy.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Mark Tarrant, 61, of Rocky Comfort, was driving a 2002 Chrysler Town and Country van eastbound when his vehicle hit a horse, ran off the right side of the roadway and went through a fence.

Tarrant suffered serious injuries and was flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

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

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