The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

February 11, 2014

Four injured in vehicle accident north of Seneca

Four people were injured in a single-vehicle accident at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday on Missouri Highway 43, a half-mile north of Seneca in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The driver of the car, Gene A. Coffey, 49, of Joplin, and passengers Dustin L. Coffey, 16, and Cori Smith, 10, both of Joplin, and Brandon W. Crum, 17, of Diamond, were taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the state patrol said.

The southbound vehicle ran off the road, struck some mailboxes and overturned down a steep embankment, the patrol said.

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