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Man Airlifted to Hospital After Truck Slams Into Tree

KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. – A Kimberling City man was airlifted to a Springfield hospital after the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and slammed into a tree on James River Roadway just after 7 p.m. on Thursday.
KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. – A Kimberling City man was airlifted to a Springfield hospital after the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and slammed into a tree on James River Roadway just after 7 p.m. on Thursday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Thomas M. Connors, 35, of Kimberling City, was traveling westbound on James River Roadway when the incident occurred.

When Kimberling City Police arrived, they found Connors’ truck off the roadway with the man stuck inside.

The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District says crews worked with a local wrecker company to remove the vehicle from the tree.

“The extrication had to be very well orchestrated,” says Southern Stone County Fire Protection District spokesman Eric Nielsen in a press statement. “Any wrong move could have compromised the patient’s condition.”

After 90 minutes, Connors was removed from the wreckage without any further injuries. He was later airlifted to Mercy in Springfield with serious injuries.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident and there were no passengers with Connors.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Connors was not wearing a seatbelt.

The Kimberling City Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are continuing an investigation into the incident.

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