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

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  • A Neosho woman was injured Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash south of Joplin.
    Faith E. Barnes, 28, was traveling southbound on Route NN, five miles south of Joplin, around 3:30 a.m., when the 1999 Ford Taurus she was driving ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned.
    Barnes suffered minor injuries in the accident.
    She was taken by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital, in Joplin, for treatment.
    She was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, the patrol report noted.
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    A four-car crash north of Seneca sent six people to area hospitals with minor injuries on Wednesday.
    The crash occurred at 4:15 p.m. on Highway 43, seven miles north of Seneca.
    Dakota W. Plumb, 19 of Joplin, was traveling northbound on Highway 43 in a 1991 Ford F150 when he attempted to make a left turn and was struck from behind by a 1995 Dodge Dakota, driven by Montie L. Crowder, 39, of Joplin.
    As a result, the Dodge Dakota was pushed into a 1999 Toyota Camry, traveling southbound on Highway 43 and driven by Michael A. Younger, 52, of Fairland, Okla. Younger’s vehicle then collided with a southbound 2009 Toyota Corolla, driven by Ronald E. DeWeese, 60, of Seneca.
    Montie Crowder and his passengers, Michael Crowder, 9, and Crista Crowder, 14, were taken by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
    Steven Trammel, 21, of Seneca, a passenger in the 1991 Ford, was also taken by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
    Meanwhile, Younger and DeWeese were taken by private vehicle to Mercy Hospital in Joplin.
    No injuries were reported for Plumb.
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    Two people were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries Wednesday afternoon after a three-car crash west of Fairview.
    Timothy S. Smith, 52 of Cassville, was traveling eastbound on Missouri Highway 86, three miles west of Fairview, around 2:47 p.m., when his 1996 Acura crossed the center line and struck a 2004 Infinity, driven by Juan T. Vasquez, 31 of Berryville, Ark., and a 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche, driven by Melissa R. Parker, 34, of Fairview.
    The Infinity ran off the roadway and overturned into a fence, while the Avalanche ran off the roadway, into the ditch and struck a fence. The Acura also went off the road and struck a fence.
    Smith and Parker were taken by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin for treatment.
    No injuries were reported for Vasquez.

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