NEWTON Co. — Shortly before 2:00 PM Friday, Monett Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a large SUV crashing with a propane truck.
Missouri State Highway Patrol tell us that it was a rear ender and the SUV involved was heavily damaged. Three people were transported to area hospitals including a child.
The propane truck was driven from the scene with minor damage, the driver was uninjured. The tank was not affected. There was never a threat of a leak or hazmat situation.
The extensive damage to the SUV was due to the crash occurring at highway speeds, normally rated 45 mph and higher.
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