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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Motorists injured in unrelated crashes

  • A three-car crash early Saturday morning sent two area residents to the hospital.
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  • A three-car crash early Saturday morning sent two area residents to the hospital.
    At 1:15 a.m. Saturday, Joseph D. Cramer, 24 of Anderson, was traveling southbound on Missouri Highway 59, in a 1991 Chevrolet Blazer, when he attempted to make a right turn into the parking lot of Bucks Bar, 17710 Highway 59.
    As he was turning into the lot, Cramer's vehicle struck a 2005 Ford Taurus that was waiting to exit the parking lot. Cramer then continued west and struck a stopped 1999 Hyundai.
    Two of the occupants of the Ford Taurus were injured in the crash.
    Barbie Yoder, 34 of Neosho, received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital. Justin Kirby, 19 of Noel, received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Freeman Neosho.
    The driver of the Ford Taurus, Heather M. Willis, 21 of Goodman, the driver of the Hyundai, Stephanie D. Rice, 34 of Goodman, and Cramer were all uninjured in the accident.
    All but Cramer were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, the patrol report noted.
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    A Saturday afternoon crash in Newton County sent a Joplin teen to the hospital with moderate injuries.
    Cheyenne D. Black, 16, was traveling northbound on Missouri Highway 86, five miles south of Joplin in a 2008 Nissan Altima, when her vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned.
    Black was transported by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
    She was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, the patrol report noted.
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    A Rocky Comfort man received minor injuries in an early morning crash on Sunday.
    Justin L. Mulkey, 23, was traveling westbound on Clay Hollow Road, 10 miles south of Longview, in a 2010 Nissan Titan at 2 a.m. when he swerved to miss a deer. His vehicle then slid off the right side of the road and overturned.
    Mulkey, who was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, was taken by private vehicle to Freeman Hospital in Neosho.

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