UPDATE: Two people suffered minor injuries in the crash involving a 2018 Chevy Cruse and a 2002 Ford F-250.

“Crash occurred as [Chevy Cruse] was stopped waiting to make a left turn. [Ford F-150] struck [Chevy Cruse] in the rear. After impact both vehicles traveled off the right side of the roadway and [Chevy Cruse] overturned.”

Cpl. G.H. Hendrix of Troop D

The driver and a passenger in the Chevy Cruse were transported to a local hospital. Anthony D. Shrum, 21, and Michael D. Shrum, 22, both of Webb City. The driver of the pickup was not transported by ambulance, Wade Melton, 72, of South Hutchinson, Kan.

Ron’s Towing and Chuck’s Towing were summoned to remove the crashed vehicles.


NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Shortly after 8:00 pm Saturday evening Newton County Central Communications were alerted to a two vehicle crash on Gateway Drive and Spurgeon Road.

Redings Mill Fire District were alerted, Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies and Newton County Ambulance. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

It’s unknown how many person were transported to a hospital. However we believe no one suffered life-threatening injuries.

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Troopers tell us both vehicles were traveling north on Gateway, towards Joplin. The passenger car was turning onto Spurgeon Road and was struck from behind by the pickup.

We anticipate more information from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. We will update right here on our news tab at FSHP. We post new stories at anytime. And update current ones without notice.

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