Three Injured After Car Overturns

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Greene County – Two passengers of a car that went are seriously injured early Monday morning.

On May 6, 2013 Matthew R. Hogue, age 20 of Springfield, MO, was operating a brown 2012 Kia Rio SUV westbound on farm road 132. Kenid D. Highland, age 29 of Springfield, MO and Joseph J. Sims, age 21 of Springfield, MO were Hogue’s only passengers.

The accident occurred around 1:40 a.m. at that said date, when Hogue lost control of the Kia Rio at the crest of a hill causing him to exit the left side of the roadway. The vehicle then went airborne before it struck the ground and overturned.

Matthew R. Hogue was taken by ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO with minor injuries. Kendi D. Highland was pronounced dead at 1:46 a.m. by David Brown, medical examiner, and was taken to Springfield Mortuary. Joseph J. Sims was taken by ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO with serious injuries.

Hogue’s 2012 Kia Rio SUV received total damages and was towed by All Night Towing of Springfield, MO.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, all three occupants of the vehicle were wearing their seat-belts.


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