Family of four injured in crash on Highway 86 near Wheaton

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A family from Southwest City was injured in a three vehicle crash on Highway 86 two miles south of Wheaton last Thursday night.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Bozena M. Rouse, 82, Caroline M. Wales, 64, Katlin R. Wales, 15, and Tayler M. Wales, 11, all of Southwest City, received minor injuries in the crash. They were all four taken by ambulance to St. John's Hospital-Cassville, treated and released.

The crash occurred at 9:53 p.m. when a 2001 Ford Mustang, driven by Eric Morgan, 19, of Stella, and a 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by James Bailey, 54, of Exeter, were stopped in the roadway due to another accident and were struck by a 2003 Buick driven by Caroline Wales.

The Patrol report indicated that Caroline Wales was unable to see the vehicles in the roadway.

In the earlier accident, Bailey pulled from a county road into the path of the vehicle driven by Morgan, who was taken by private vehicle to Freeman Hospital in Neosho and treated for minor injuries.

Other traffic crashes

* A Seligman woman sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Highway F six miles east of Roaring River on Sunday night. Nichole L. Browning, 20, was taken by Missouri State Highway Patrol vehicle to St. John's Hospital-Cassville with minor injuries after she lost control of the 1990 Chrysler New Yorker she was driving on a curve and travelled off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch. According to the Patrol report, Browning was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred at 7:15 p.m.

* A one-vehicle crash on Farm Road 2086 a half mile south of Purdy left a Monett man with minor injuries. Oscar Serrano Rico, 21, was driven by private auto to Cox Monett Hospital after the vehicle he was driving ran off the roadway, struck a fence and overturned. The Patrol report indicated that Rico was not wearing a seat belt.

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