Locals hit by vehicle in Branson
Two women die from injuries, man still hospitalized
Two women have died after a vehicle struck a group of pedestrians near Branson Landing on Saturday night.
According to a press release from the Branson Police Department, a 1999 Ford truck, operated by Steven C. Weter, of Hollister, was traveling southbound on Branson Landing Boulevard at about 8 p.m. A group of pedestrians was standing at the intersection waiting to cross, and as they entered the marked crosswalk to walk across Branson Landing Boulevard, they were struck by the truck. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
Gregory T. Curnes and Laura A. Curnes, both of Shell Knob, and Jean L. Moncrief were transported by ground ambulance to a Springfield hospital for treatment. Laura Curnes and Moncrief later died from injuries sustained in the crash. Gregory Curnes remains hospitalized. Weter was transported to the hospital for a medical condition that may have caused the incident. He was not injured in the crash.
“The City of Branson extends its sincerest condolences to the family as they mourn the loss of Mrs. Curnes,” the release said.
The Branson Police Department, along with Branson Fire Department and Taney County Ambulance District, responded to the crash, the exact cause of which is still under investigation by the Branson Police Department.
Anyone who witnessed this accident is asked to contact Sgt. Kauffman at 417-334-3300.