Kansas pair injured in wreck

Monday, June 15, 2020

Felony arrest made after vehicles collide on Hwy. 112

Two people were injured and one person was arrested following a wreck at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday on Highway 112, south of Cassville.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Rachel Poe, 38, of Cassville, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Impala and made a southbound turn out of a private drive and directly into the path of a northbound 2016 Ford Taurus, being driven by Abigail Steiner, 22, of Winfield, Kan., resulting in a head-on collision.

Steiner suffered minor injuries, and a passenger in her vehicle, Rebecca Steiner, 63, of Winfield, Kan., suffered serious injuries. Both were transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Poe was not injured.

The Steiners were wearing safety devices, and Poe was not. Both vehicles were totaled.

At 3:41 p.m., Poe was arrested and has been charged in Barry County circuit court with felony driving while intoxicated (with physical injury), misdemeanor driving while revoked (first offense), misdemeanor failure to drive on the right half of the roadway resulting in a crash and no seat belt.

She is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $20,000. Poe pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge on Oct. 24, 2019, for which she was sentenced to two years of probation. She also pleaded guilty earlier in 2019 to felony delivery of controlled substance, for which she received five years of supervised probation.

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