(JASPER CO, Mo.) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol initial crash report is released regarding Tuesday morning’s head-on collision on MO-96, East of Carthage.
Traffic was halted for about an hour and 30 minutes as the crash was cleared and Mercy Lifeline transported a patient via helicopter to Springfield.
According to Trooper J.D. Fischer the crash occurred at 11:00 AM, 3 miles east of Carthage on MO-96.
An eastbound 2008 Honda Civic, driven by a Carthage man, Angel Gomez-Lopez attempted to pass another vehicle and traveled into the path of a an oncoming Chevy.
Gomez-Lopez was transported Mercy Lifeline air ambulance to Springfield with serious injuries.
A 2019 Equinox was that other vehicle traveling westbound. Alexandra Deslauriers, 32 of Columbia, MO, sustained minor injuries in the crash and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Carthage.