The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

January 5, 2014

Weather a factor in area accidents

A New York man who was pushing a vehicle that was stuck in the snow was injured at 10 a.m. Sunday in the westbound lane of Interstate 44, one mile west of Mount Vernon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Dewayne Burns, 25, of Bronx, N.Y., sustained minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, the patrol reported.

Burns was pushing a car owned by Danny Mahurin, 38, of Springfield, who was not injured, according to the patrol.

• A Jasper man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 11:05 a.m. Sunday three miles north of Carthage on Interstate 49, according to the patrol.

Michael S. Townsend, 49, was driving a vehicle in the southbound lane that ran off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail, according to the patrol.

He suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

• A Neosho woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 1:45 p.m. Sunday on Missouri Highway 175 near Tipton Ford, the patrol reported.

Nancy J. Carndall, 50, lost control of her southbound car on a snow-covered road, left the road and overturned, the patrol reported.

She was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital Joplin with minor injuries.


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