Rear ended at high speed; Man arrested in DWI crash

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Carthage man cited for felony possession of 1/2 lb of xanax pills according to arrest report

UPDATE: Trooper J.D. Fischer of Troop D updates us on Thursday afternoon’s crash stating that the driver of the pickup, Braden F. Mathern, 24, of Carthage, was cited for:

  • Misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated
  • No seat belt
  • Careless and Imprudent driving
  • No Insurance
  • Felony Poss. (1/2 lb Xanax pills) w/intent to dist. controlled sub.

Mathern was operating a 2003 Ford F150 traveling westbound and struck a westbound suv from behind. That suv was a 2002 Ford Escape driven by a 42-year-old Monett man, Joseph Looney. He suffered minor injuries and was transported to Mercy hospital.

Cottrill’s Towing removed the vehicles from the crash scene and it was cleared by 2:05 PM. CLICK here for a link to the crash report. CLICK here for a link to the arrest report.

ORIGINAL JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — About 1:15 PM Jasper County 911 began receiving calls with information of a two vehicle collision at East 7th and Kenser Road, just west of 249 and west of Duenweg in Jasper County.

Duenweg Fire Department, Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies, Missouri State Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene.

Duenweg Police Department were first to arrive with reports that it appeared to be an injury crash. METS ambulance was on the way.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers initially believe both vehicles, a small SUV and full size pickup were traveling westbound on East 7th. The pickup struck the suv from behind.

Unknown how many were transported to a hospital and the extent of their injuries.

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