Family Seriously Injured When Man Runs Stoplight in McDonald County


Five people were injured after a northbound driver on US 71 ran a stoplight in Jane, MO in McDonald County Saturday May 22.

The driver of the northbound vehicle who ran the red light was Tony Pierce, 41, of Rogers Arkansas. Pierce sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas.

In the eastbound vehicle were passengers Anthony Dal Porto (6), Haley Dal Porto (4), Stephanie Dal Porto (31) and driver Ryan Dal Porto (29). The crash resulted in moderate injuries for 6 year old Anthony and serious injuries for Haley, Stephanie and Ryan Dal Porto.

All members of the Dal Porto family were taken to Northwest Regional Medical Center in Rogers, Arkansas.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, all passengers and drivers were wearing proper safety devices and child restraints when the crash occurred.

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