Purdy teen injured in wreck

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Hwy. 37 crash injures 16-year-old

A Purdy teenager was injured in a wreck at 1:04 p.m on Monday on Highway 37 in Purdy.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, A 16-year-old male was driving a 2013 Toyota Sienna eastbound when his vehicle failed to yield to a northbound 2016 Peterbilt, being driven by Jeffrey Dragoo, 52, of Neosho. causing the truck to strike the Toyota.

The teenager suffered minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Cox Monett Hospital.

Dragoo was wearing a safety device, and the teenager was not. The Toyota was totaled, and the Peterbilt sustained moderate damage.

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