A Joplin woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday on Business Loop 49, four miles south of Joplin in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Marguerite S. Ward, 56, driver of a car, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, where she was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m.
Josh S. Vaughan, 34, of Neosho, driver of the other vehicle, suffered moderate injuries. He was transported to Freeman West.
The patrol said Vaughan, who was going south, passed another vehicle, and his car collided head-on with the northbound Ward vehicle.
• Two Nevada men were injured in a one-vehicle accident at 1:55 a.m. Thursday on 2000 Road, four miles east of Nevada in Vernon County, the patrol said.
Tucker Ewing, 22, driver of a pickup, suffered serious injuries. A passenger, James R. Manes, 18, also suffered serious injuries. They were taken to Freeman Hospital West.
The patrol said the southbound vehicle ran off the road and overturned. Both occupants of the pickup were thrown out.
• An Aurora man was injured in a one-car accident at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 60, two miles east of Monett in Barry County, the patrol said.
Devan M. Abrisz, 22, driver of the car, suffered minor injuries. He was taken to Mercy Hospital Aurora.
The patrol said the eastbound vehicle struck a cow in the road.
• Two people suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident at 11 p.m. Wednesday on McClelland Boulevard, a half-mile south of Joplin in Newton County, the patrol said.
Heather M. Kelly, 18, of Neosho, driver of the car, and a passenger, Kelsey M. Keeling, 18, of Seneca, were taken to Freeman Hospital West.
The patrol said the westbound vehicle ran off the road and struck a guardrail.
• An Arkansas man was injured in a tractor-trailer accident at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday on Route EE, a mile west of Pineville in McDonald County, the patrol said.
Arlis D. Jones, 47, of Scranton, the driver, suffered moderate injuries. He was taken to Freeman Hospital West.
The patrol said the westbound truck rig ran off the road and struck a tree.
• A Webb City man was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 44 at Halltown in Lawrence County, the patrol said.
Grover C. Bryant, 65, a passenger in a vehicle driven by Threcsastet C. Bryant, 64, suffered minor injuries. He was taken to Mercy Hospital Springfield. The driver was not injured.
The patrol said the westbound vehicle ran off the road on an exit ramp and struck a sign.
- Crime & Courts
Seneca man draws concurrent term in sexual abuse case
A 39-year-old man who sexually abused a girl over a four-year period in both Joplin and Seneca received a 15-year sentence Monday in Newton County that will run concurrently with a term he received earlier this year in Jasper County.
Defendant who pulled knife on ER doctor sent for treatment
A man accused of pulling a knife on a Freeman Hospital West emergency room doctor pleaded guilty to a reduced charge Monday and was sentenced to the state prison system’s Institutional Treatment Center.
Joplin Court Log
The Joplin court log for July 28, 2014
Three people killed in traffic accidents on roads in area
Two people died of injuries they suffered in a two-car crash at 1:32 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 49, a mile north of Sheldon in Vernon County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Burglar gets eight years for pharmacy break-in
A Webb City man pleaded guilty Friday to committing a burglary at Stone’s Corner Pharmacy a year ago and other charges, and was sentenced to eight years in prison.
1717 Marketplace developer facing more federal charges
The Springfield developer of 1717 Marketplace on Range Line Road in Joplin is now facing additional bankruptcy fraud charges beyond those leveled against him last year for a series of bank fraud and wire fraud schemes.
Police recover stolen scooter
Joplin police nabbed a suspect on a stolen scooter Thursday near 10th Street and Chestnut Avenue.
Police investigate assault at bridge
A reported assault of a 19-year-old Joplin man early Wednesday at the low-water bridge at Jackson Avenue and Glendale Road remains under investigation by police.
Joplin man faces weapon charge after disturbance
A 31-year-old man was charged with a felony weapon offense after he allegedly pointed a rifle at his wife during a domestic disturbance Wednesday at a residence in Joplin.
Joplin couple indicted on child pornography charges
A federal grand jury today indicted a Joplin couple for alleged sexual exploitation of a second child in addition to a girl who was the subject of a previous indictment of the husband for producing and distributing child pornography.
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