2 injured in Ozark County UTV crash, driver cited for DWI

A Saturday evening UTV accident in Ozark County resulted in serious injuries to both of its occupants, and the driver is accused of driving intoxicated. Thirty-year-old Michael Goins and 36-year-old Monica Henderson, both of Gainesville, were transported to separate hospitals following the crash in Mammoth.

Goins was the driver of the UTV on Missouri Route T, and Henderson was his passenger. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the UTV traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck several small trees and overturned.

Goins was transported by air ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, and Henderson was sent to Baxter Regional Medical Center by a private vehicle. Neither occupant was wearing a safety device. Goins was cited for driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury to another and careless and imprudent driving.

The UTV had extensive damage in the 7:09 p.m accident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office and the Lick Creek Fire Department.

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