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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Seneca residents injured in crash

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  • Four Seneca residents were involved in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning just north of Racine.
    Passengers Alex J. Denton, 10, and Brad T. Sneed, 15, suffered minor injuries in the crash.
    According to the crash report, the accident occurred around 7:25 a.m., on Jute Road, one mile north of Racine.
    Mikalee J. Kime, 16, was driving eastbound on Jute Road, in a 2005 Volkswagen Beetle when her vehicle struck the rear of an eastbound 2011 Dodge Challenger, driven by Larry A. Fink, 66.
    Denton, who was Kime's passenger, was transported by private vehicle to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin for treatment.
    Sneed, a passenger in Fink's car, was transported by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital.
    Injuries were not reported for either driver.
    All four individuals were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, the patrol report noted.
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    A Stark City man was injured Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash in eastern Newton County.
    Levi D. Harmon, 22, suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin for treatment.
    The crash occurred just before 7 a.m., on Missouri Highway 86, one mile west of Newtonia.
    Harmon had been traveling eastbound in a 1999 Ford Taurus, when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a culvert.
    Harmon was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to the highway patrol crash report.
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    Stephanie R. Robinson, 50 of Lee's Summit, suffered moderate injuries Thursday in a motorcycle crash in Newton County.
    The crash occurred at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at Tipton Ford.
    Robinson was traveling southbound on Old Highway 71, on a 2004 Yamaha V-Star motorcycle, failed to negotiate a curve and overcorrected, skidded, traveled off the left side of the roadway then overturned.
    She was ejected from the motorcycle.
    Robinson was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin for treatment of her injuries.
    She was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the patrol report noted.
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    A Joplin man suffered moderate injuries early Thursday morning in a single vehicle crash just south of Joplin.
    Justin G. Hatfield, 38, was traveling southbound on Jackson Ave. in Joplin in a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro, when his vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a tree.
    The accident occurred at 1:30 a.m. in Newton County, just 500 feet south of Joplin city limits.
    Hatfield was transported to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin for treatment.
    He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to the patrol report.
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