Three were injured and taken to a Springfield hospital on Sunday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Highway Z at the east edge of the city of Fordland.
Trooper Mike L. Cary of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the 3:15 p.m. accident occurred in the eastbound lane of the four-lane highway when an eastbound 2019 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by 56-year-old Lola E. Wilson of Springfield “skidded on the wet roadway, struck a sign, then struck” a 2006 Honda Pilot sport-utility vehicle driven by Tyler J. Mayfield, 33, of Kingman, Ariz., which was stopped at a stop sign on Highway Z.
Cary’s report concluded, “Both vehicles continued off the roadway and over an embankment.”
Mayfield sustained serious injuries and was immediately taken by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. His wife, 32-year-old Danielle L. Mayfield, also of Kingman, Ariz., and a passenger in the Honda, had what Cary described as moderate injuries and also was taken to Cox South.
Wilson was taken to Cox South with moderate injuries, Cary’s report added.
All three people involved in the accident were wearing their seatbelts, Cary said.
Both vehicles were removed from the scene by Yates Boys Towing of Seymour.