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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Fog blamed in accident

Monday, November 5, 2001

POPLAR BLUFF - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported several traffic accidents over the weekend which resulted in minor to serious injuries.

Steven M. Cummins, 28, of Matthews was driving north on New Madrid County Route AA at 11:02 a.m. Friday, one mile south of Miner, when his vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway. Cummins overcorrected, then his vehicle ran off the right side of roadway, struck a culvert and overturned. Cummins, who was ejected from the driver's side window of the car, sustained serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Travis D. Nelson, 18, of Parma, was also seriously injured when he was involved in a two-vehicle accident at 5:30 p.m. Friday. According to the report, Nelson was traveling south on Missouri Highway 153 when he struck the rear of a John Deere driven by Joel L. Garcia, 46, also of Parma, who was not injured. Nelson was flown by helicopter to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

A Charleston man and woman were taken by ambulance to Missouri Delta Medical Center following a one-vehicle accident which occurred at 7:27 p.m. Friday. Charles L. Morris, 78, was southbound on Highway 77 in Scott County, five miles east of Benton. Morris, who was driving in foggy conditions, failed to negotiate a curve. His car ran off the road and struck a tree.

The driver sustained moderate injuries and Elizabeth Morris, 72, a passenger in the vehicle, was seriously injured in the accident.

A one-vehicle accident at 1:30 a.m. Saturday resulted in minor injuries to a driver and passenger.

Curtis L. Sterling, 28, of East Prairie, was driving north on Mississippi County Road 416 in Dogwood when he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the roadway and struck a ditch.

The driver and passenger Steven R. Sterling, 37, also of East Prairie, were taken by ambulance to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.