News to Know (9/7/20)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

NEOSHO, Mo. – A Labor Day weekend is an extremely busy one for for deputies and troopers. We begin with a man in the hospital after being hit by a train in Newton County. The Neosho Police Department says a train struck a man in his early 20’s while walking south on the tracks around 9:00 pm Saturday night. Authorities say he was hit by the Kansas City Southern line on the tracks south of Daugherty Road and north of Highway 60. The man was extracted from beneath the train and flown to Springfield for medical treatment.

OTTAWA COUNTY, Okla. – In Ottawa County, Oklahoma, a woman is dead after failing to yield on U.S. 59. The crash happened a little after 9:00 am Sunday morning at County Road South 540, about three miles south of Afton. Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the 85-year-old woman turned in front of a man from Miami, hitting his car head on. Deputies say the man was pinned for more than an hour before being freed by the Afton Fire Department. He was transported to Mercy Hospital and admitted in good condition. The woman died at the scene. Her name is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

GROVE, Okla. – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigates the cause of another fatal crash which took place Saturday night. Authorities say the collision happened around 6:30 pm on State Highway 125 at 283 Road, about two miles west of Grove. While it’s unclear how the crash took place, Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 67-year-old Rickey Maxson, of Monkey Island, died at a hospital in Tulsa. Another driver was also involved in the crash, though he was not injured.

CARTHAGE, Mo. – A Carthage High School student athlete tests positive for Covid-19 leading to the cancellation of a Labor Day football game. The district made the announcement on social media over the weekend. Officials say students and staff exposed to the positive case have been notified by the Jasper County Health Department. School officials say as a result of this exposure, the 9th-grade football game scheduled to take place today is canceled and there will be no football practice for 9th-grade tomorrow either.