Car overturns, coming to rest on its top near Seneca, Mo.

Tpr T.R. Morris of Missouri State Highway Patrol states, “[Chevy] traveled off the right side of the roadway, collided with a culvert and, overturned.”

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday night reports of an overturned car on Bethel Road, north of Seneca, Mo. alerted Newton County Central Dispatch.

Seneca Fire, Newton County Ambulance, and Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. The Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. Seneca Police Department responded to assist.

On the scene we learn from Tpr T.R. Morris it was a single vehicle crash, traveling northbound on Bethel, and two people were transported to area hospitals.

The driver of the 2020 Chevy Spark was Natasha Ford, 49, of Wyandotte, Okla. she suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Freeman West at Joplin.


Bethel Road crash scene in Newton County, Mo. Courtesy Chris Zumwalt of Midwest Emergency Photography.

The passenger Jennifer Langford, 44, also of Wyandotte, suffered minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Miami Integris Hospital at Miami, Okla.

[Chevy] traveled off the right side of the roadway, collided with a culvert and, overturned.” — Tpr T.R. Morris of Troop D

Both occupants of the vehicle were wearing seatbelts.

Patrol report

MSHP preliminary crash report.

Doug’s Wrecker removed the car and debris from the scene.

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