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New Year's Eve accident sends five to area hospitals

Thursday, January 10, 2002

NEW YEAR'S EVE WOES: Ronald Fitzpatrick of Cherokee Village Wrecker Service loads a wrecked van on his wrecker.
A three-vehicle accident on New Year's Eve on Highway 62/412 in Agnos resulted in two of the drivers being transported to Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village.

According to Cpl. Kenneth Foley of the Arkansas State Police, a 1992 Nissan Sentra driven by Joseph E. Washam and passenger, Mindy G. Ford, both of Mammoth Spring, was making a left turn from the east lane of the highway into a private drive when a 1988 Chevrolet station wagon driven by Janice Lampman of Salem was unable to stop. She struck Washam's car in the right rear with the right front of her car and came to a stop on the north side of the highway.

Washam's vehicle rotated clockwise at 180 degrees and crossed over into the middle of the highway. It struck a 1990 Plymouth van driven by Robin L. Corwin of Cherokee Village traveling west and came to a stop on the north side of the highway.

Washam's passenger, Ford, was treated and released from EORHS.

Corwin was taken to EORHS where she was treated and released.

Lampman was also treated and released from EORHS, but was later admitted to White River Medical Center where she was treated and released. Her passenger, Marcella Wilson of Horseshoe Bend, was also transported to WRMC where she is listed in satisfactory condition.

Lampman is charged with following too close.

Washam is charged with no insurance and no seat belt.

All three vehicles were towed from the scene.

A second crash involving one vehicle had Cpl. Foley back out in the cold weather on New Year's Eve.

Vickie J. Harley, 37, of Salem was traveling south on Highway 9 just north of Wheeling when she lost control of her 1992 Toyota.

Harley was attempting to negotiate a curve, lost control of her car and exited to the east side of the highway. She traveled about 128 feet along the grassy shoulder when her vehicle came to a stop off the highway facing south.

Harley was transported to Fulton County Hospital by Fulton County Ambulance Service where she was treated and released.According to Foley's report, Harley's car was towed from the scene with damages estimated at $5,000.

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