A vehicle accident occurred in the morning hours of June 29 between a Toyota 2001 Tacoma SR5 and a tractor trailer on Highway 63 a couple hundred feet south of the Riverview Motel in Mammoth Spring, Ark. The accident backed up traffic across the Missouri-Arkansas border for several hours.
An accident on Highway 63 just past the Riverview Motel backed up traffic to the Missouri-Arkansas border. Kody McIntire's truck crossed the center line and hit Daniel Lash's tractor trailer head-on. McIntire was air lifted to St. John's Medical Center in Springfield and Lash was treated for minor injuries at the Fulton County Hospital. Photos by Richard Navarro
The Toyota, driven by Kody McIntire, 20, of Alton, was northbound on Highway 63. According to the investigating trooper with the Arkansas State Police, Cpl. Ronnie D. Stewart, McIntire crossed the center line into the southbound lane.
Stewart's report said McIntire's vehicle crashed head-on with Daniel Lash, 52, of Salem, driving the tractor trailer, which was heading south on the highway.
According to the report, McIntire was flown via Air Evac to St. John's Medical Center in Springfield for treatment of his injuries.
Lash was transported by private vehicle to Fulton County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was released.
Stewart reported that the Mammoth Spring First Responders, Mammoth Spring Volunteer Fire Department, Thayer Fire and First Responders, Arkansas Highway Police, Mammoth Spring Police Department, Oregon County Ambulance and Fulton County Ambulance all responded to the accident.