Hospitalized since November, Bucyrus man dies from injuries

A Bucyrus man died over the weekend from injuries sustained in a November accident near Dog’s Bluff Access on Highway 17 west of Houston.

Emit “Kenny” Ward, 78, had been hospitalized since the wreck. His wife remains a patient in a Springfield hospital.

The patrol said a southbound vehicle driven by Christi L. Gabel, 38, of Bucyrus, crossed the centerline and struck head-on a pickup operated by Mr. Ward.

His wife, Marie E. Ward, 76, sustained serious injuries. She was transported to TCMH and later airlifted to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, where she continues to receive treatment.

Gabel was taken to TCMH and also airlifted to St. John’s.

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