An Aurora woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday on Route ZZ, three miles west of Marionville in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Jessica S. Henry, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lawrence County coroner, the state patrol said.
Henry was driving an eastbound car that skidded off the road, struck an embankment and overturned, throwing her out of the vehicle, the patrol said.
• A 25-year-old man was injured in a motorcycle accident at 5:18 p.m. Monday in Pittsburg, Kan., according to a Pittsburg Police Department report.
Maxwell Ogran, of Pittsburg, was taken to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, the report said.
Ogran lost control of his motorcycle because of a mechanical issue, the report said.
• A Mount Vernon woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 4:40 p.m. Monday on Route T, less than two miles south of Missouri Highway 174 in Lawrence County, the Missouri patrol said.
Susan D. Hewitt, 63, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, the patrol said.
Hewitt was driving a southbound car that ran off the road into a ditch and struck several large rocks when she fell asleep at the wheel, the patrol said.
• Two Joplin men were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 12:15 p.m. Monday on County Road 20, two miles west of Joplin in Jasper County, the state patrol said.
Jackie D. Reeves, 49, and Ricky D. Reeves, 52, were taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.
Jackie Reeves was driving an eastbound pickup truck in which Ricky Reeves was a passenger when a southbound pickup truck driven by Nicholas T. Moore, 24, of Neosho, pulled into their path, and the Reeves truck ran off the road and struck a fence, the patrol said.
• Two Carthage residents were injured in a motorcycle accident at 6:26 p.m. Saturday on Missouri Highway 249 in Joplin, according to a Joplin Police Department report.
Steven W. Brunson, 53, and Jenifer Bakken, 46, were taken to Freeman Hospital West, the report said.
Brunson and Bakken were on a northbound motorcycle that ran off the road and crashed when a pickup truck in front of them slowed for a coyote that was crossing the road, and they could not get stopped in time to avoid running into the back of the truck, the report said.
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Second defendant sentenced in Jacob Wages murder
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Mindenmines residents hurt in traffic accident in Barton County
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Last defendant sentenced in Pittsburg slaying
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Man to stand trial in statutory sodomy case
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Arkansas woman injured in accident east of Eagle Rock
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