Cassville man injured in wreck with deputy cruiser
Vehicle strikes patrol car as it was backing out onto Hwy. 248
A Cassville man was injured at 10:45 p.m. on Thursday in a wreck Highway 248, three miles west of Jenkins, involving a Barry County deputy patrol vehicle on a call.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Thaddaeus Harris, 24, of Cassville, was driving a 2019 Ford Explorer, marked as a Barry County Sheriff’s Office cruiser, southbound when his vehicle pulled into the path of an eastbound 2019 Ford Fiesta, being driven by Mark Goade, 56, of Cassville, causing the Explorer to hit the Fiesta.
Goade suffered minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Mercy Hospital in Cassville. Harris was not injured.
Both involved were wearing safety devices, and both vehicles sustained extensive damage.
Danny Boyd, Barry County sheriff, said Harris was searching for a driveway on 248 and had passed it. He pulled into another driveway and was backing out onto 248 to turn around when the collision occurred. Boyd said Harris has the overhead lights on the patrol car, but was not running the siren.
Harris was not ticketed in the incident.