The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 24, 2013

Two teens injured when truck runs off gravel road

— Two teens were injured in a one-vehicle accident at 6:10 p.m. Monday on Quince Road, six miles south of Stella in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The driver, Nicolas R. Hutchison, 16, of Joplin, and a passenger, Brandon M. Lester, 19, of Mount Vernon, were taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.

The patrol said Hutchison lost control of his pickup truck on a gravel road, and it ran off the left side of the road, and struck a fence and a tree.