Duenweg Police Officer suffers serious injuries in crash on East 7th

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Crash occurred as both vehicles were eastbound on 7th. The police officer slowed to attempt a U-Turn and pulled into the path of the passenger car, says Missouri State Highway Patrol

DUENWEG, Mo. — About 6:40 p.m. reports of a crash at E. 7th and Prigmor closed the roadway, all lanes. A Duenweg Police officer was involved in the injury crash. 

Duenweg Fire Dept responded emergency. Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to assist with traffic control. Additionally Oronogo Police Dept responded to assist. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

METS ambulance transported three from the scene. Trooper J. Drum of Troop D tells us they all were suffering non-life threatening injuries.

Tabitha Love, 25, of Duenweg, Mo., was driving a 2020 Ford Interceptor SUV, she suffered serious injuries and was transported to Mercy Joplin by METS ambulance.

Teresa Robertson, 58, of Mount Vernon, Mo., suffered minor injuries in the crash. She was driving a 2014 Dodge Charger. A passenger in her vehicle also suffered minor injuries. Cora Converse, 80, also of Mount Vernon.

“Crash occurred as [Ford] slowed to attempt a U-Turn and pulled into the path of [Dodge].”


Cardinal Towing and Biellier‘s Towing removed vehicles from the crash scene.

The roadway reopened about 7:45 p.m. to all traffic in all directions.

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