Shell Knob women injured in wreck

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Driver swerves to miss vehicle on Hwy. 37

Two Shell Knob women were injured Saturday in a wreck at 11:50 a.m. on Highway 37 and Highway U in Butterfield.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Dema Galgon, 71, of Shell Knob, was driving a 2007 Ford Freestyle northbound when her vehicle swerved to miss a wrong-way driver, lost control and went off the left side of the roadway, striking an embankment.

Galgon suffered minor injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Cassville. A passenger in her vehicle, Sandra Erick, 66, of Shell Knob, suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark.

Both were wearing safety devices, and the vehicle was totaled.

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