MO: Drivers injured in head-on rollover collision near Norwood

HOWELL COUNTY, MO – Two people, including a teenager, were hospitalized Tuesday afternoon following a head-on collision near Norwood that caused one vehicle to overturn, reports the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened on a stretch of Cherokee Road about 0.5 miles south of the city, at around 3:35 p.m.

According to the MSHP crash report, a 23-year-old Norwood man was driving a 1996 Toyota 4Runner eastbound when the car crossed the center of the roadway and then swerved back to the right side in an attempt to avoid a westbound 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck. Officials said the driver of the Ford, an 18-year-old Norwood resident, also swerved left to try to avoid the Toyota, but the vehicles collided head-on. The impact sent the Toyota rolling off the roadway.

While the teen driver, who suffered minor injuries, was taken by private vehicle to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, the driver of the Toyota was transported by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield for moderate injuries.

Both vehicles were totaled in the crash and were towed from the scene.

No further details have been released at this time.

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