Rollover Accident in Vernon County

Missouri High Patrol responded to two-car accident on Wednesday, January 5th on Interstate 49 at the 105.6 Mile marker in Vernon County at approximately 6:07pm.

The accident occurred when a 2003 Pontiac Vibe driven by Stephen Stover, 61 of Elkins Arkansas, struck a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by Hilda Martinez, 48 of Carthage Missouri. 2003 Pontiac overturned and ejected Mr. Stover.

Steven Stover sustained serious injuries and was transported by Helicopter to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin Missouri.

The 2003 Pontiac was towed from the scene by Garwoods Wrecker and the 2000 Suburban was driven from the scene.