Cassville woman injured in wreck

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Vehicle swerves to miss deer, runs off roadway

A Cassville woman was injured Wednesday in a wreck at 4:10 a.m. on Highway 112, five miles south of Cassville.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Billy Jagger, 41, of Cassville, was driving a 2002 Toyota Sequoia southbound when his vehicle was negotiating a curve and swerved to miss a deer in the roadway, causing the vehicle to run off the roadway, overturn and strike a tree.

Jagger was not injured in the wreck. A passenger in the vehicle, Erin Thompson, 37, of Cassville, suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Cassville.

Jagger was wearing a safety device, and Thompson was not. The vehicle was totaled.

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