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The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated several wrecks in the area during the past week.
A crash last Thursday afternoon west of Ava resulted in serious injuries for one.
Cpl. Brian Thompson, of the Highway Patrol, reported that Matthew C. Calhoun, 38, of Branson, was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries after his car collided with a trailer.
The 1:05 p.m. wreck occurred 17 miles west of Ava on Highway 14.
According to the report released by Troop G, Mickey O. Harvill, 56, of Oldfield, was eastbound on Highway 14 in a 2002 Chevrolet flatbed truck, pulling a trailer. A 2005 Chrysler 300 driven by Calhoun and also traveling east, collided with the trailer.
Harvill was apparently not injured.
At 10:10 p.m. Thursday, Shirley D. Graves, 45, of Kimberling City, wrecked her car near the Douglas-Taney county line on Highway 76 east of Bradleyville.
Tpr. Ryan Vaughan, of the Highway Patrol, reported that Graves was westbound in a 2002 Buick LaSabre and failed to negotiate a curve, traveling off the left side of the roadway. The car went up a dirt embankment, overturned and traveled across Dalton Road, coming to rest off the west side of the roadway.
Graves was taken to Skaggs Hospital, Branson, by Cox Ambulance.
Gayle L. McCullough, 39, of Ava, was taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mtn. Home, Ark., by Ozark County Ambulance following a one-vehicle wreck Sunday in Ozark County.
Cpl. Jim Britt, of the Highway Patrol, said the wreck occurred at 11 p.m. on Route J, 10 miles southeast of Gainesville. The driver’s injuries were said to be minor.
McCullough, driving a 2003 Ford truck, lost control due to excessive speed, according to the trooper, traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned.