Ice-covered roadway factor in crash injuring 3


A Bull Shoals man, 79-year-old William D. Pralle, was one of three people injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday, when his vehicle lost traction on an ice-covered roadway just south of Ava.Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Pralle was traveling on Missouri Highway 5 in Douglas County when his truck struck a van driven by 26-year-old Sergio N. Luna of Kansas City, Kansas. Pralle’s vehicle then traveled off the roadway.

Pralle was transported by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield for treatment of what were described as “moderate” injuries. Luna and a passenger in his vehicle, 25-year-old Elizabeth L. Ruth, also of Kansas City, were to seek their own medical treatment.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene of the 7:45 a.m. crash.

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