Viola man injured after pickup truck runs off road


A Viola man suffered minor injuries after his pickup truck ran off the road Tuesday morning in Howell County. Fifty-eight-year-old William Barker was transported by ambulance to Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Barker was traveling on Missouri Highway 17. He was nearly four miles south of West Plains when his truck ran off the right side of the roadway and made impact with the ditch.

The truck sustained moderate damage in the 8:45 a.m. accident.

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