On March 1, 2014 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Dominic Martello, age 30 of Joplin, Missouri was operating a 2002 Pontiac along with passenger Gary Busby, age 22 of Joplin, Missouri.
At that said date and time, Dominic was traveling in the southbound direction on I-49 at the 126 mile marker. The crash occurred as Dominic lost control of his vehicle, causing him to travel off the right side of the highway. As a result, the vehicle overturned and ejected both Dominic and Gary.
Gary Busby and Dominic Martello both received serious injuries and were transported to Bates County Memorial Hospital.
This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop A and the Bates County Sheriff’s Office.