Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Four injured in Vernon County crash

On March 1st around 9:30 p.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County along with Vernon County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a three vehicle accident on Missouri 54 Highway just east of Deerfield, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2012 Ford F-150 driven by 37 year old Kirsten L. Griffith of Fort Scott, Kansas was turning around on the roadway and was struck by a 2021 Ford F-150 driven by 48 year old Scott M. Theis of Nevada, Missouri, whose vehicle then crossed the centerline of traffic and was struck head on by a 2012 Dodge Avenger driven by 23 year old Renee E. Cox of Nevada, Missouri.

Scott M. Theis and Renee E. Cox both sustained serious injuries in this accident and both were flown by helicopter to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri for treatment.

Kirsten L. Griffith and a passenger in her vehicle 56 year old Starla Kingfisher of Fort Scott, Kansas both sustained moderate injuries in this accident and both were transported by ambulance to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

All the vehicle involved in this accident were totaled and towed from the scene by Garwoods Wrecker and TCB Tow both of Nevada.

View crash report below:


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