A Branson man was killed and a Reeds Spring man seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident at 5 a.m. Friday on Interstate 44, about 6 miles east of Mount Vernon in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Robert A. Addington-Wells, 37, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lawrence County coroner. The driver, Michael T. Biggs, 51, was taken by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

Their eastbound pickup truck ran off the road and struck a tree, the patrol said.

• An Oklahoma man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 1:37 a.m. Friday on Kentucky Road, 2 miles north of Seneca in Newton County, according to the state patrol.

Jacob A. Hamblett, 30, of Miami, Oklahoma, was taken to Integris Hospital in Miami with minor injuries.

Hamblett was driving a westbound vehicle that ran off the road on a curve, became airborne and struck a ditch before traveling across Missouri Highway 43 and coming to rest on the side of that intersecting roadway, the patrol said.

• A Shell Knob man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 12:30 a.m. Friday on County Road 1235, about 6 miles south of Marionville in Lawrence County, according to the state patrol.

Timothy L. Clayton, 48, was taken by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield with moderate injuries.

Clayton was a passenger in a southbound pickup truck driven by Niles M. McNee, 33, of Fairview, that ran off the road on a curve and struck a tree, the patrol said.

• An Arkansas woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 12:05 a.m. Thursday on U.S. Highway 71 at Jane in McDonald County, according to the state patrol.

Serena M. Prince, 25, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was taken by ambulance to Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Arkansas, with minor injuries.

Prince was driving a northbound car that was struck in the rear by a semitruck driven by Roger M. Stanhope, 67, of Nevada, when Stanhope pulled into the passing lane in preparation to make a wide right turn, the patrol said. The collision caused Prince's car to run off the road and overturn.

Jeff Lehr is a reporter for The Joplin Globe.