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On July 13, 2014 at approximately 1:05 p.m., Gary Ehrlich, age 77 of Mountain Home, Arkansas was operating a 2003 Ford F250. Brian Thomas, age 43 of Osceola, Missouri was operating a 1997 Chevrolet 1500 along with passengers; Christel Groves (41) and Rex Thomas (7).
At that said date and time, Gary was traveling north on Missouri 13 at Route B where he struck the rear of Brian Thomas's vehicle.
Gary received moderate injuries and was transported to Research Hospital Kansas City by life flight. Brian received moderate injuries and was transported to Sac Osage Hospital by EMS. Christel had serious injuries and was transported to Mercy Springfield by life flight. Thomas received moderate injuries and was transported to Sac Osage Hospital by EMS.
This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop D.