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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Several hurt in unrelated accidents

  • A Neosho man sustained moderate injuries Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash just north of Neosho.
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  • A Neosho man sustained moderate injuries Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash just north of Neosho.
    Eric W. Jackson, 18, was traveling southbound on Lime Kiln Road in a 1997 Subaru Legacy, when his vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.
    Jackson was transported for treatment to Freeman Neosho Hospital by private vehicle.
    He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, the patrol report noted.
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    A Thursday morning crash sent one Neosho woman to the hospital with minor injuries.
    Christina L. Testerman, 34, was traveling eastbound on River Road, one mile south of Joplin, when the 2004 Chevrolet Impala she was driving ran off the left side of the roadway and struck an embankment.
    Testerman was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Joplin.
    She was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, the patrol report noted.
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    No injuries were reported when an Arkansas man accidentally backed into a Missouri State Highway Patrol patrol car during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 49, three miles south of Joplin.
    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the incident happened at 7:24 p.m. Christmas Day as a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Donald W. Brake, 44, of Springdale, backed into a 2012 Dodge Charger patrol car that was parked in the roadway.
    A patrol report indicated damage to the patrol car was minor, and repairs were estimated at $500 or less.
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    A Joplin woman suffered moderate injuries in a two-vehicle crash that took place at 6:23 p.m. Christmas Eve on Missouri Highway 86, 50 feet south of Joplin.
    Lonna J. Lewis, 79, was taken by ambulance to Joplin's Freeman West Hospital for treatment.
    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash happened as a southbound 2001 Honda Civic driven by Denesa M. Boman, 19, of Joplin was stopped in traffic and was rear-ended by a 1998 Ford Taurus driven by John T. Lewis, 80, of Joplin.
    The Lewises were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, but Boman was, a patrol report noted.

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