• Dennis McCaslin

Taney County, Missouri crash sends Tulsa man to Springfield hospital

An elderly couple from Tulsa was involved in a one-car accident in Taney County, Missouri on Wednesday that sent the male half of the couple to aa Springfield hospital with what was termed moderate injuries.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 73-year-old Earlene R. Oliver was driving a 2008 Cadillac Escalade on Missouri 165 approximately four miles south of Hollister when she lost control of the car in the wet conditions. The Escalade slid on the wet roadway, traveled off the highway and struck a sign and a rock bluff, suffering extensive damage.

A passenger in the vehicle, 61-year-old Augustus Oliver, was transported by ambulance by Taney County Ambulance District to Cox South Hospital in Springfield for treatment of his injuries.

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