Logging truck overturns in crash with passenger car, driver rushed to hospital

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NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Shortly after 4:05 PM reports of a large logging truck and passenger car crash at the south edge of Saginaw at River Rd/Reddings Rd and Gateway Dr/I-49B/S. Rangeline.

Redings Mill Fire District, Newton County Ambulance, Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. METS ambulance responded with additional support.

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers tell us at the scene two people were taken to area hospitals. Initial information is now released in more detail.

Randy Granger, 67, of Neosho, was traveling south on S. Rangeline operating a 1989 Ford L8000. He suffered serious injuries and was transported Priority One to Freeman West.

Driving a 2006 Pontiac G6 east on River Road was a juvenile female, 16, from Seneca. She suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Mercy Joplin. She was reported to be alert and talking after the crash. She was also wearing her seat belt, which is required by Missouri law.

“Crash occurred as [Pontiac] pulled into the path of [Ford]. [Ford] struck [Pontiac].”Tpr M.W. Coleman of Troop D, Missouri State Highway Patrol

We will update this article with more information here on our news tab as it becomes available from authorities. Click here to save as a bookmark on your phone or digital device. Chuck’s Towing removed the passenger car. M&M Wrecker removed the truck.

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