Joplin residents hurt in accident near Mount Vernon

March 25, 2014

Joplin residents hurt in accident near Mount Vernon




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Tue Mar 25, 2014, 01:22 AM CDT

Two Joplin residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 4 p.m. Monday on Interstate 44 west of Mount Vernon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The driver of one of the vehicles, Dominic S. Martello, 30, and his passenger, Dalton Link, 21, were taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the state patrol said.

Their eastbound car was in the passing lane when Martello lost control of the vehicle and it crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound tractor-trailer driven by Jose D. Marquez, 38, of Oak Lawn, Ill., the patrol said.

• A resident of Gravette, Ark., was injured in a motorcycle accident at 8:01 a.m. Sunday on Oklahoma Highway 25, about four miles east of Grove in Delaware County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Eric Wolfe, 48, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.

The patrol said Wolfe applied the brakes of his eastbound motorcycle, and it overturned onto its side and slid to a stop.







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Fatal Crash in Lawrence County

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – A man and a woman and three children are dead after a head-on car crash Sunday morning near Mount Vernon.

Missouri Highway Patrol says 30-year-old John Stephens of Van Buren was traveling westbound on Route H when his vehicle crossed over the center lane and hit an oncoming pickup head-on.  The pickup was driven by 75-year-old Mason Colley of La Russell.

Stephens and his four passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. Those passengers were 27-year-old Lore Stephens of Van Buren, seven-year-old Harly Pappan, five-year-old David Pappan, and four-year-old Tyler Pappan all from Ordway, Colorado.

Colley was transported by helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Springfield and is listed in serious condition. According to the accident report, only the three children wore seatbelts. The five deaths bring Troop D’s fatality count to 16 for this year.

Family of five killed in Lawrence County crash


MOUNT VERNON, Mo. –

A family of five died in an accident west of Mount Vernon Sunday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a car driven by 30-year old John Stevens of Van Buren, MO cross the center line on Missouri Highway H and hit a pickup head-on just before 4 a.m. Stevens was killed instantly, as was his 27-year-old wife Lori. Also killed were Lori Stevens’ three sons, 4-year-old Tyler Pappan, 5-year old David Pappan and 7-year old Harley Pappan. The children were wearing seatbelts, but the adults were not.

The other driver, 75-year-old Mason Colley of LaRussell suffered serious injuries in the accident and was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He also was not wearing a seatbelt.

The Highway Patrol is investigating, but can’t yet say exactly why the Stevens vehicle crossed the center line.

67-Year-Old Woman Died in Monmouth Crash Police Said

MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) _ Police said 67-year-old Joan Fortier of Mount Vernon was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the crash on U.S. Route 202 at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car she was in, 70-year-old Gene Potter of Mount Vernon, and the driver of the other vehicle, 22-year-old Alyssa Marcellino of Winthrop, were both hospitalized.

Police said Marcellino’s vehicle drifted into the lane of oncoming traffic.

The crash remains under investigation but neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors.

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Police: 67-year-old Woman Died In Monmouth Crash

Posted Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 7:49 am.

Updated 38 mins ago

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MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the woman who died in a head-on car crash in Monmouth.

Police say 67-year-old Joan Fortier of Mount Vernon was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the crash on U.S. Route 202 at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car she was in, 70-year-old Gene Potter of Mount Vernon, and the driver of the other vehicle, 22-year-old Alyssa Marcellino of Winthrop, were both hospitalized.

Police say Marcellino’s vehicle drifted into the lane of oncoming traffic.

The crash remains under investigation but neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors.

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Head-on collision claims life of Mount Vernon woman

MONMOUTH, Maine — A Mount Vernon woman was killed Thursday morning in a head-on collision on Route 202, according to police.

Joan Fortier, 67, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was a passenger in a 2006 Hyundai Elantra driven by Gene Potter, 70, also of Mount Vernon, according to Monmouth Police Chief Kevin Mulherin.

The accident occurred at 7:30 Thursday morning, Mulherin said.

Potter’s sedan was heading westbound on Route 202 when an eastbound SUV driven by Alyssa Marcellino, 22, of Winthrop apparently went into the westbound lane, according to Mulherin.

Potter subsequently swerved to avoid a collision, but Marcellino apparently corrected and the vehicles collided head-on, Mulherin said.

Potter and Marcellino suffered injuries not considered life-threatening.

Monmouth and state police are investigating the accident further.

Mount Vernon woman killed in Monmouth crash

Posted: 8:42 AM
Updated: 12:42 PM

Two others were hurt in accident that occurred in front of Hall’s Collision Center on U.S. Route 202.

Craig Crosby
Staff Writer

MONMOUTH — A Mount Vernon woman is dead and two others are injured after a head-on crash between a sedan and a sport utility vehicle on U.S. Route 202 Thursday morning.

head-on Collision: One woman was killed in a collision Thursday morning around 7:30 a.m. when a car and an SUV collided on U.S. Route 202 in Monmouth. Three people were injured in the crash. The Kennebec County district attorney’s office assisted at the scene with the investigation.

Staff photo by Andy Molloy

Joan Fortier, 67, who was a passenger in the car, died at the scene of the crash, said Monmouth Police Chief Kevin Mulherin.

The driver of that car, 70-year-old Gene Potter of Mount Vernon, as well as the driver of the SUV, 22-year-old Alyssa Marcellino of Winthrop, were both taken by ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Mulherin said the injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Mulherin said the crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. as Potter and Fortier, in a 2006 Hyundai Elantra, were headed west on U.S. Route 202. Marcellino, driving a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer, was headed east. Mulherin said the Mercury drifted into the westbound lane in front of the Hyundai. Potter swerved into the eastbound lane to avoid the crash as Marcellino corrected to swerve back into the eastbound lane, Mulherin said. The vehicles hit head on.

The crash occurred during the busy morning commute in a section of road that features a slight rising curve after a long straightaway.

There have been a number of crashes at the nearby intersection of Main Street and Blaisdell Road. The state Department of Transportation in recent years has added flashing lights to the intersection in response to the number of crashes

But Fred Hall, who owns Hall’s Collision Center, said the area in front of his shop has not been a problem spot. Hall, who said he saw the crash, declined to provide specifics of what he saw.

“It was a head-on,” he said. “That’s all I’m going to say.”

Mulherin said Marcellino was operating with a suspended license, but neither speed nor alcohol appeared to be factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

The highway was shut down briefly immediately after the crash. Traffic was reduced to one lane for a few hours, but both lanes reopened around 11:30 a.m.

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Route 202 accident kills one, sends two to hospital – WCSH

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NORTH MONMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A two-car crash killed one person and sent two others to the hospital Thursday morning on Route 202.

Joan Fortier, of Mount Vernon, was the passenger in a 2006 Hyundai Elantra driven by Gene Potter, also of Mount Vernon. The Elantra was traveling westbound on Route 202 when it collided with a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer SUV traveling in the eastbound lane. The mountaineer was driven by Alyssa Marcellino of Winthrop. 

Fortier died at the scene. Potter and Marcellino were taken by ambulance to Central Maine Medical center in Lewiston. Both drivers have non-life threatening injuries.

The crash happened at about 7:30 a.m. on Route 202 in front of Hall’s Collision Center.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the collision.

Hutchinson River Parkway Reopens After Accident

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — Con Edison crews are continuing to investigate the explosion in Harlem Wednesday morning that killed two people and injured at least 18 more.

About 75 Con Ed personnel are on site, working closely with fire officials and emergency services to make sure the area is safe and determine the exact cause of the explosion, according to Con Ed. All …

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Traffic: Cross County, Hutch, I-287 slow; Saw Mill accident

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MOUNT VERNON — A four-car accident that jammed Wednesday morning rush traffic on the westbound Cross County Parkway has been cleared, but residual backups remained.

There were no injuries but the accident at the Bronx River Parkway. It blocked the right lane and caused a 2-mile backup. Traffic remained stop-and-go onto the Cross County from the Hutchinson River Parkway at 8:45 a.m. Westbound traffic was also slow through Yonkers to the Saw Mill River Parkway. Eastbound traffic on the Cross County was slow from the Bronx River Parkway to the Hutch.

Also at 8:45 a.m.:

Hutchinson River Parkway: Slow northbound from Exit 21, Weaver Street, to Exit 23, Mamaroneck Avenue.

Saw Mill River Parkway: An accident was blocking the right lane southbound north of Exit 27, Marble Avenue in Mount Pleasant.

Interstate 287: Slow eastbound from Exit 4, Knollwood Road in Greenburgh, to Exit 5, Hillside Avenue.

State Thruway: Earlier slow traffic southbound in Rockland has cleared up and traffic was flowing smothly.

Interstate 684: Traffic was flowing smoothly after slowdowns earlier in the morning rush.

Interstate 95: An 8 a.m. accident was cleared northbound at Exit 18B for Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains.

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