Toddler injured in Hwy. 248 wreck

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Vehicle rear-ended 5 miles east of Cassville

Three Cassville residents, including a toddler, were injured Tuesday in a wreck at 7:49 a.m. on Highway 248, five miles east of Cassville.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Shannon Rhea, 25, of Cassville, was driving a 2012 Jeep Patriot westbound when her vehicle struck the rear of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, being driven by Carmella Buckner, 41, of Cassville.

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

Buckner and a passenger in her vehicle, Hailey Buckner, 3, of Cassville, each suffered minor injuries and were transported to Mercy Hospital Cassville.

All were wearing safety devices. The Jeep was totaled, and the Chevrolet sustained minor damage.

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