Arkansas man arrested after wreck

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Vehicle vaults over fence on Hwy. 86

An Arkansas man was injured and arrested following a wreck at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 86, half a mile east of Eagle Rock.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Thomas Convoy, 63, of Holiday Island, Ark., was driving a 2008 Kia Spectra westbound when his vehicle ran off the roadway and vaulted over a fence.

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

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

At 9 p.m., Convoy was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was released for medical care.

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