PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (June 3, 2010) — Three Thursday single-vehicle wrecks including two rollovers injured people near Saint Robert and Dixon as well as outside the east gate of Fort Leonard Wood, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.
The crashes began on Highway Y about a mile north of St. Robert when Linda G. Carson-Veasman, 58, of Dixon, was driving southbound in a 1996 Chevrolet, ran off the right side of the roadway about 9:42 a.m., overcorrected, crossed the center line, ran off the right side of the roadway a second time, struck an embankment and overturned.
Carson-Veasman had not been wearing her seatbelt and was transported by Dixon Ambulance District personnel to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla for treatment of moderate injuries. Her vehicle was totaled and removed by Jack’s Towing.
Another Dixon resident wrecked his car barely an hour later.
Troopers reported that David M. Tucker, 49, of Dixon, had been driving a 1997 Toyota northbound at 11:03 a.m. on Highway 28 three miles south of Dixon when he ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, ran off the left side of the roadway, and struck a tree and a fence, totaling his vehicle and suffering minor injuries.
Tucker, who had been wearing his seatbelt, was transported to Phelps County Regional Medical Center. His vehicle was removed by PRI Wrecker.
Later that evening, a semi truck sustained moderate damage in a rollover wreck on Highway J near the east gate of Fort Leonard Wood and eight miles north of Duke.
Troopers reported that Gary L. Vest, 58, of Freeburg, had been driving northbound in a 1995 International semi truck when he ran off the right side of the roadway at 5:35 p.m., overturned, and went down an embankment before coming to rest.
Vest was not hurt but a passenger, Christopher L. Luebbert, 19, of Lynn, suffered minor injuries and was transported by Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel to Phelps County Regional Medical Center. Both had been wearing their seat belts.
The semi was removed by C&C Towing of Rolla.
In an unrelated Thursday incident:
• State troopers in Pulaski County arrested Eugene Oneal, 50, of St. Louis, at 3:27 a.m. on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving while his license was revoked and speeding. Oneal was placed on a 12-hour hold.