Ava Woman Hurt Seriously In Wreck Last Tuesday

An Ava woman was taken to a Springfield hospital by ambulance on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 23, after the car in which she was riding was rear-ended by another vehicle.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Denise R. Maggard, 45, was a passenger in a 2007 Ford Edge, driven by her husband, Steve E. Maggard, 51, of Ava.
The Maggards were westbound on Highway 76 and their car was struck in the rear by a westbound 1999 Ford Taurus driven by Jonathan R. Blakey, 25, of Ava.
The wreck occurred at 4:45 p.m., four miles west of Ava.
All those involved were wearing seatbelts, according to the Highway Patrol.
Denise Maggard was taken to Cox South Hospital by Cox Ambulance.