The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

July 7, 2012

Patrol: Woman dies after jumping in front of vehicle



The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 59-year-old woman apparently jumped in front of a moving sport utility vehicle at 11:35 p.m. Thursday on Missouri Highway 37 in Barry County.

Peggy A. Fahring, of Purdy, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident three miles south of Purdy, the state patrol said.

The patrol said Bruce A. Lachance, of Aurora, was driving the southbound vehicle that struck Fahring.

• A Diamond man suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 11:55 p.m. Thursday at County Road 90 and Newton Road in Jasper County, the state patrol said.

Houston W. Lietzke, 21, was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.

Lietzke was a passenger in a southbound vehicle driven by William O. Garcia, 19, of Grove, Okla., that struck an embankment and a fence at a T-intersection, the patrol said.

• A Joplin man was injured in a motorcycle accident at 2:15 a.m. Friday on Fir Road, five miles east of Carthage in Jasper County, the state patrol said.

Arthur D. Baugh, 23, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.

Baugh was riding an eastbound motorcycle that struck a deer and overturned, the patrol said.

• A Mount Vernon man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 3:55 p.m. Friday on Route F, three miles west of Stotts City in Lawrence County, the state patrol said.

John R. Gibas, 49, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Joplin, the patrol said.

Gibas was driving a southbound car that ran off the road on a curve and struck an embankment and overturned, the patrol said.

• A Wheaton man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 2:45 p.m. Friday on Missouri Highway 76, a mile east of Lanagan in McDonald County, the state patrol said.

Felipe Hernandez, 30, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.

Hernandez was driving an eastbound vehicle that ran off the road, overturned and struck a fence, the patrol said.

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