The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

March 25, 2014

Joplin residents hurt in accident near Mount Vernon

Two Joplin residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 4 p.m. Monday on Interstate 44 west of Mount Vernon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The driver of one of the vehicles, Dominic S. Martello, 30, and his passenger, Dalton Link, 21, were taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the state patrol said.

Their eastbound car was in the passing lane when Martello lost control of the vehicle and it crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound tractor-trailer driven by Jose D. Marquez, 38, of Oak Lawn, Ill., the patrol said.

• A resident of Gravette, Ark., was injured in a motorcycle accident at 8:01 a.m. Sunday on Oklahoma Highway 25, about four miles east of Grove in Delaware County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Eric Wolfe, 48, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.

The patrol said Wolfe applied the brakes of his eastbound motorcycle, and it overturned onto its side and slid to a stop.

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