HARTVILLE, MO – A resident of Salisbury was a passenger during a vehicle accident in southern Missouri.

According to state highway Patrol, the crash was partly caused by an animal in the roadway, 5 miles north of Hartville. A vehicle driven by Jonathan Volner, 39, struck from behind a second vehicle that had stopped in the road for the obstruction. A passenger, Lauren Littlefield, 71, of Salisbury, was hospitalized for minor injuries. Volner, and Darrel Breshears of Hartville, as well as Ida Lee of Mountain Grove, were also hospitalized with moderate injuries.