A Neosho man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 3:45 p.m. Thursday on Missouri Highway 86, four miles west of Neosho in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Ronald E. Van Buskirk, 66, was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the state patrol said.
Van Buskirk was driving a westbound car that ran off the road and overturned when he suffered a medical condition, the patrol said.
• An Oklahoma woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday on Route FF, three miles east of Joplin in Newton County, the state patrol said.
Tanisha McCarty, 27, of Inola, Okla., was taken to an unspecified hospital, the patrol said.
She was driving a westbound car that ran off the road and crashed through a fence, the patrol said.
• A Joplin man suffered minor injuries in a single-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, was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.
Atkins was driving a westbound pickup truck that ran off the road and struck a culvert when he fell asleep at the wheel, the patrol said.
• Two Webb City residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday on Zora Street at Duquesne Road, according to a Joplin Police Department report.
The driver of one of the vehicles, Barbara S. McBride, 29, and her passenger, Michael S. McBride, 37, were taken to Freeman Hospital West, the police report said.
Their eastbound vehicle collided with a northbound vehicle driven by Jennifer L. Burton, 52, of Carl Junction, the report said.
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Six people hurt in traffic crash near Frontenac
Six people were injured in a six-vehicle crash at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the junction of highways 69 and 160, one mile north of Frontenac, Kan., according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Elementary school locked down briefly after shots reported
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Joplin woman found dead; probe under way
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Young Joplin woman discovered deceased
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Several injured in pileup near Frontenac
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Shooter in Joplin murder sentenced to life in prison
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Ex-Jasper teacher’s aide accused of sexual contact with student
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Suspect in assault on officer apprehended in Texas
The U.S. Marshals Service caught up with a suspect in Texas who was wanted in an assault on a Seneca police officer and alleged probation violations in Arkansas. Cory A. Rantz, 25, is being held in Collin County north of Dallas on warrants issued in Missouri and Arkansas. Federal marshals reportedly located the fugitive at a strip mall in Texas on Monday afternoon and took him into custody.
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