Carthage woman injured in wreck

Monday, July 27, 2020

Driver avoids trash can in roadway, hits rock wall

A Carthage woman was injured Sunday in a wreck at 7:15 p.m. on Highway M, north of Bonita Lane.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Celia Whitehead, 65, of Carthage, was driving a 2001 Ford F150 southbound and traveled off the roadway to avoid hitting a trash can in the roadway, striking a rock wall.

Whitehead suffered minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.

She was wearing a safety device, and the vehicle sustained moderate damage.

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