Diamond man injured after vehicle strikes tree in Newton County

Staff Report
Neosho Daily News

A Diamond man was injured Wednesday evening when his vehicle struck a tree in Newton County, just seven miles north of Neosho.

Richard Bratt, 68, was northbound in a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire on Lime Kiln Drive when he traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Bratt, who was wearing a safety device, was moderately injured and transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Joplin. 

The Pontiac Sunfire was totaled and towed from the scene.