Four Seriously Injured in Head-on Collision

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In Barry County, four people receive serious injuries Thursday evening after the two vehicles are involved with a head-on collision.

On October 18, 2012 at approximately 7:55 p.m., Howard Anderson, age 68 from Seligman, Missouri was operating a 2001 Buick Regal. Howard Anderson was traveling in the southbound direction on Farm Road 1050. Jerod Black, age 16 from Seligman, Missouri was operating a 1993 Dodge Dakota. Jerod Black was traveling in the northbound direction on Farm Road 1050. John Mulkey, age 16 from Washburn, Missouri and Bradley Sammarco, age 15 from Pineville, Missouri were the passengers in Jerod Black’s vehicle during the time of the collision.

At that said time and place, Howard Anderson was in the southbound direction while Jerod Black was traveling in the northbound direction of Farm Road 1050. The head-on collision occurred as Jerod Black crossed the center line and collided with Howard Anderson’s vehicle head-on.

Howard Anderson, Jerod Black, John Mulkey, and Bradley Sammarco all received serious injuries from the head-on collision and were transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas. According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jerod Black and Bradley Sammarco were the only occupants wearing seat belts during the time of the collision.

Howard Anderson’s 2001 Buick and Jerod Black’s 1993 Dodge Dakota both received total damages from the head-on collision and were removed by a family member.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of troop D.

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