Four Mountain Grove residents were injured Sunday afternoon in a wreck on Highway AM in Texas County.

Four persons were injured late Sunday afternoon as a pickup left Highway AM, struck a rock embankment and fence before overturning, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Cpl. Curtis Harden said a southbound 1992 truck driven by Ryan D. Thompson, 26, of Mountain Grove, entered a curve and began sliding before losing control south of Mountain Grove in Texas County.

Passenger Melissa R. Bates, 28, was taken with minor injuries to Texas County Memorial Hospital. Thompson also went to TCMH with moderate injuries. Another passenger, Joshua A. Garrison, 29, refused treatment. Velma S. Parsons, 30, refused treatment at the scene, but was later taken to the hospital by private vehicle with serious injuries.

Only Garrison was wearing a seat belt, said Haden. The vehicle was totaled.


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