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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Capital murder charges filed in deaths of Cami Jo Umbarger and her children
The man suspected of killing Cami Jo Umbarger and her three children could face the death penalty.
Kansas attorney general mulls seeking death penalty for four killings
No decision has been made on whether to seek the death penalty for a 22-year-old man charged with capital murder in the deaths of a woman and her three children, an assistant attorney general said Wednesday after a court hearing.
Granby man's body found near Joplin
An autopsy was conducted today on the body of a Granby man discovered Tuesday afternoon near a service road northwest of Joplin city limits.
Cassville woman hurt in accident
A Cassville woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday on Farm Road 1135, two miles east of Cassville in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Fire damages vacant house; no injuries cited
MIAMI, Okla. — A fire Tuesday morning damaged at a vacant house in the 2000 block of J Street Northeast, said Miami Fire Department Lt. Joel Harris.
Probation granted in marijuana case
A Jasper County judge granted a Joplin man a suspended sentence and probation Monday in a case involving a felony amount of marijuana found in a home where four children were living.
Van driver hurt in Newton County
A Pierce City woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 1:08 p.m. Monday on Route J, a mile west of Wentworth in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Joplin woman granted probation in endangerment case
A Joplin woman who was convicted of felony child endangerment for residing with her three preschool children in an unsanitary apartment was assessed a suspended sentence Monday in Jasper County Circuit Court.
Woman suffers cut to neck, ear at club
A 23-year-old woman required 30 stitches to close a wound suffered over the weekend on the dance floor of the Jukebox Saturday Night club in Joplin.
Suspect's bond set at $5 million in slaying of family
David C. Bennett Jr. has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the slaying of Cami Umbarger and her three children.
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