A Nevada man was seriously injured in a two vehicle accident Thursday morning in Vernon County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck happened just before 12:40 A.M. Thursday morning on I-49, 1 mile South of Milo, in Vernon County, involving a 1992 Chevy 1500 driven by 40 year old Billy Shepherd.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred as Mr. Shepherd was driving Northbound when he struck the rear of a 2005 Freightliner Tractor Trailer driven by 48 year old Roman Sanchez, of Tamaolipas, Mexico, who was stopped for a previous crash.
Billy Shepherd was listed with serious injuries and transported to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Sanchez was listed with no injury.