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Wrecks in Ozark, Wright Counties Injure Drivers

Robert P. VanCamp, 78, of Isabella, was seriously injured last Saturday afternoon in a motor vehicle crash north of Theodosia.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the crash occurred at 3:30 p.m., five miles north of Theodosia on Highway 95.

VanCamp was airlifted to Cox South Hospital in Springfield by Air Evac helicopter.

According to the investigating officer, Sgt. Charlie Hogue, the wreck occurred as VanCamp’s 2000 Ford Taurus ran off the left side of the roadway and hit an embankment. VanCamp was wearing a seatbelt, the Troop G accident report stated.

The Highway Patrol was assisted at the crash scene by the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department.

Another crash in Ozark County Saturday resulted in moderate injuries to a Mtn. Home, Ark. woman.

The Highway Patrol said Christina J. Barker failed to negotiate a curve on Route J, 10 miles south of Gainesville, and ran her 2003 Ford Escape off the right side of the roadway and struck an approach.

She was taken to Baxter County Regional Hospital in Mtn. Home by Ozark County Ambulance.

That crash occurred at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and was investigated by Cpl. Jim Britt.

The accident report said it was unknown if the driver was wearing a seatbelt.

An icy roadway was the cause of a wreck in Wright County Monday night.

The Highway Patrol said Max C. Simpson, 55, of Mansfield, lost control of his 1991 Ford pickup on slush-covered westbound lane of U.S. 60, 1½ miles west of Norwood. The truck ran off the roadway and overturned, coming to rest on its top.

Simpson was taken by ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries.

That mishap occurred at 8:15 p.m. and was investigated by Sgt. Roger Hillhouse, assisted by Sgt. Steve Grass. The driver was wearing his seatbelt, according to the Troop G accident report.

 

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