Driver escapes serious injury when vehicle overturns


An Ozark County woman, 30-year-old Elizabeth D. Thornburn of Thornfield, escaped serious injury Thursday morning when the vehicle she was driving left the roadway, impacted the ground, struck a mailbox and overturned.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Thornburn was 3 miles north of Ava on U.S. Highway 76 in Douglas County when the crash occurred at 7:45.

Thornburn was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for treatment of what were described as “minor” injuries.

Her vehicle was towed from the scene of the crash.

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