Several accidents over the Thanksgiving holiday left Missouri residents across the state with serious injuries, according to an article in the Joplin Globe, and a few accidents even claimed lives.
Two separate, fatal auto accidents in Barry County, Missouri claimed the lives of two teenagers and injured at least one more. Both appear to have been single-car accidents; investigators are still trying to determine what caused the cars to leave the road and crash, claiming the lives of their drivers and injuring passengers.
Two additional car accidents, one in Stone County and one in Carl Junction, Missouri, each left a driver with moderate injuries, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. One of the vehicles appeared to have run off the road and struck a tree, while another was unable to stop at an intersection and hit an embankment on the far side. Both men were helped out of their respective accidents by rescue workers and taken to local hospitals, where they are expected to recover from their injuries.