Tire blowout causes pickup to crash near Sarcoxie, Joplin man injured

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NEWTON, COUNTY, Mo. — Wednesday morning just before 7:00 a.m. Missouri State Highway Patrol release information regarding a single vehicle crash that sent a Joplin, Missouri, man to the hospital. 

Robert Garrett, 33, of Joplin, was traveling north on Tiger Road at Cherry Road, about three miles southwest of Sarcoxie, Missouri. 

Trooper J. Baird of Troop D states in his narrative, “[1999 Ford F250] blew the front left tire, driver lost control went off the roadway, struck a culvert and went through a fence.”

Garrett was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered moderate injuries, transported to Freeman Neosho by Newton County Ambulance. 

PICKUP IS FACING THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION IT WAS TRAVELING. BLOWOUT CAUSED TRUCK TO GO INTO SE DITCH AT TIGER AND CHERRY, HIT CUVERT, SPIN AROUND AND COME TO REST IN THE NE DITCH, DAMAGING A FENCE.

Sarcoxie Rural Fire responded to the crash. Reidiger Towing removed the pickup from the scene. 

INITIAL RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM MSHP (SCREENSHOT).

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