2 injured in Butterfield wreck

Friday, February 5, 2021

Vehicles collide at 37, W intersection

Two people were injured on Monday in a wreck at 7:35 p.m. on Highway 37 at Route W in Butterfield.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Keith Gaston, 27, of Monett, was driving a 2016 Ford Fusion eastbound when his vehicle failed to yield to a 2016 Hyundai Elantra, being driven by Jessica Gallegos, 32, of Bethel Heights, Ark. The Hyundai struck the Ford in the side, and both vehicles skidded off the highway and struck highway signs.

Gallegos suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. A passenger in her vehicle, Jennifer Gallegos, 22, of Fayetteville, Ark., suffered minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to the same hospital. Gaston was not injured.

All involved were wearing safety devices. The Hyundai was totaled, and the Ford sustained extensive damage.

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