Thursday, August 4, 2022

Kansas man killed in Barton County crash

On August 3rd around 3:24 a.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Barton County along with Barton County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Southwest 60th Road around 5 miles south of Mindenmines.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2018 Subaru Outback driven by 24 year old Austin Vander-Meer of Pittsburg, Kansas ran off the roadway, struck a tree and overturned.

A passenger in the vehicle 19 year old Tristan R. Davis of Mulberry, Kansas was fatally injured in the crash.

Austin Vander-Meer suffered serious injuries and was taken by Med Flight to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. 

Another passenger, 21 year old Kameron Reece of Pittsburg, was taken by ambulance to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg for treatment of moderate injuries.

This is Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol  69th fatality accident of the year 2022.

View the report below:

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