The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

January 24, 2013

Oklahoma woman injured in accident east of Joplin

One person was injured in one-vehicle accident at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday on Route FF, three miles east of Joplin in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Tanisha McCarty, 27, of Inola, Okla., driver of the vehicle, suffered minor injuries.

The patrol said the westbound vehicle ran off the road and struck a fence.

• A Joplin man was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 9 a.m. Wednesday on Route J, three miles east of Diamond in Newton County, the state patrol said.

Dustin D. Atkins, 30, the driver, suffered minor injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.

The patrol said Atkins fell asleep at the wheel, and his westbound vehicle ran off the road and struck a culvert.

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