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Pickup rear ended and overturned near Oronogo

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Just after 10 p.m. Saturday night, October 8, 2022, reports of a two-vehicle crash along MO-96 near CR240 alerted Jasper County E-911.

Oronogo Fire Dept, Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies and METS ambulance responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. Oronogo Police assisted.

On scene we learn from Sgt B. Crockett of Troop D, two pickups were traveling eastbound on MO-96, just east of CR-240.

The driver of the pickup in the rear admitted to using his phone, looked up and struck the other pickup in the left rear, causing it to go off-road, through a barbed wire fence, overturning.

Two people in the pickup overturned were transported to Freeman West hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

They were not wearing seat belts.

The driver of the other pickup was not injured.

H&H Wrecker removed the vehicles from the crash scene.

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