The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

April 5, 2013

Several motorists injured in accidents on roads in area

— Three residents of Pittsburg, Kan., were injured in a one-vehicle accident at 11:25 a.m. Thursday on Missouri Highway 171, two miles north of Asbury in Jasper County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

The driver, Dominique A. Jackson, 18, and her passengers, Nikki K. Davis, 25, and Keiantia Wilson, 4, were taken to Via Christi Hospital in  Pittsburg, the patrol said.

The southbound car ran off the road, crashed through a fence and overturned after a tire blew out, the patrol said.

• A Neosho woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident 3:30 a.m. Thursday on Route NN, five miles south of Joplin in Newton County, the state patrol said.

Faith E. Barnes, 28, was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.

Barnes was driving a southbound car that ran off the road, struck a ditch and overturned, the patrol said.

• Six people were injured in a four-vehicle accident at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 43, seven miles north of Seneca in Newton County, the state patrol said.

Three of the drivers, Monte L. Crowder, 39, of Joplin; Michael A. Younger, 52, of Fairland, Okla.; and Ronald E. DeWeese, 60, of Seneca, were injured. Crowder was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin. Younger and DeWeese went to Mercy Hospital in Joplin.

Two passengers in Crowder’s vehicle, Crista R. Crowder, 14, and Michael L. Crowder, 9, were taken to Freeman Hospital West. Steven Trammel, 21, of Seneca, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Dakota W. Plumb, 19, of Joplin, also was taken to Freeman Hospital West.

The state patrol said Plumb was attempting to make a left turn when his pickup truck was struck from behind by Crowder’s northbound pickup truck. The collision pushed Plumb’s truck into the path of Younger’s southbound car, which then collided with DeWeese’s southbound car, the patrol said.

• A rural Joplin woman was injured when the bicycle she was riding was struck by a pickup truck at 11:17 a.m. Wednesday on West 34th Street at Hearnes Boulevard, according to a Joplin Police Department report.

Dorothy M. Barnes, 55, was taken to Freeman Hospital West, police said.

Barnes was riding a westbound bicycle that was struck by an eastbound truck driven by Floyd W. Lewis, 58, of Cassville, as Lewis was turning north onto Hearnes Boulevard, police said.

• A 19-year-old Joplin woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday on Connecticut Avenue near 22nd Street, according to a Joplin police report.

Kachina R. Graham was taken to an unspecified hospital, police said.

Graham was a passenger in a northbound car driven by Joshua H. Graham, 25, of Joplin, that collided with a car driven by Anthony M. Soria, 53, of Joplin, as Soria was pulling out of a private drive headed south on the avenue, police said.

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