3 injured in Route TT wreck

Monday, May 18, 2020

Vehicle overturns west of Crane

Three people were injured Sunday in a wreck at 8:15 p.m. on Route TT, five miles west of Crane.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Eliza Hohgrefe, 18, of Aurora, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu westbound when her vehicle lost control, ran off the roadway and overturned.

Hohgrefe suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A passenger in the vehicle, Christopher Thornburg, 18, of Joplin, suffered serious injuries and was flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Another passenger, a 16-year-old male, of Branson, suffered minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Cox Hospital in Branson.

Hohgrefe and Thornburg were not wearing safety devices, and the juvenile was. The vehicle was totaled.

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