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An Osceola man escaped serious injury in a two vehicle fatality accident Thursday morning in Hickory County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred just before 10:30 A.M. Thursday morning on Highway 54, in Wheatland, in Hickory County, involving a 1999 Dodge 1500 driven by 28 year old Ian Cole. The patrol says, Cole was traveling Westbound when he attempted to turn left into a parking lot, crossing the centerline, and striking a 2015 Harley Davidson driven by 52 year old Ronald Mabrey. Cole was listed with no injuries. Mabrey was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to Hathaway Peterman Funeral Home in Wheatland. A passenger, 58 year old Patricia Mabrey, was listed with serious injuries and transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield.
A Van Buren, Arkansas man was moderately injured in a one vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in St. Clair County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at about 3:35 P.M. Thursday afternoon on US 54, 4 miles West of Collins, in St. Clair County, involving a 2014 Kenworth driven by 28 year old Jeffrey Allen. The patrol says, Allen was traveling Westbound when he experienced an equipment issue, ran off the right side of the roadway, and overturned. Allen was listed with moderate injuries and transported by Ambulance to Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar.
Friday is the last day of classes in Nevada. Nevada R-5 School District will be completing the 2014-2015 academic year Friday. In conjunction to Friday's final day, students will be released early at 12:10 P.M. Nevada R-5 Officials remind area residents to slow down and watch for students in school zones. Students, teachers, and district personnel will have the summer off before teachers and district personnel return to buildings on August 17th through August 19th for Teacher In-Service and to prepare buildings for students arrival. Nevada R-5 students will start the 2015-2016 academic year and return to classes on Thursday, August 20th.