The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

May 8, 2012

Several motorists injured in accidents

JOPLIN, Mo. —

A Cassville man was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday on Farm Road 2165, a mile east of Cassville in Barry County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Dale K. Newby, 58, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Cassville, the patrol said.

Newby was driving a northbound mail vehicle that collided head-on with a southbound pickup truck driven by Caleb E. Ross, 23, of Cassville, when Ross’ vehicle crossed the centerline on a curve, the patrol said.

• Both drivers were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday on Route FF, five miles east of Joplin in Newton County, the state patrol said.

Bryan C. Tait, 24, of Seneca, and Kimberly A. Shember, 33, of Carl Junction, were taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.

Shember was driving an eastbound vehicle and stopped to make a left turn when her vehicle was struck from behind by a car driven by Tait, the patrol said.

• Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday on Missouri Highway 37, a mile north of Cassville in Barry County, the state patrol said.

Shawnda K. Miller, 30, of Exeter, was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Cassville. She was an occupant in a pickup truck driven by Christina M. Myers, 49, of Washburn. The driver of the other vehicle, Mary L. Forrester, 34, of Cassville, was taken by private vehicle to the same hospital, the patrol said.

Myers’ eastbound truck collided with Forrester’s northbound vehicle at an intersection, the patrol said.

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