A Carthage woman was killed in a Saturday afternoon crash in Jasper County,
and five others, also from Carthage, were injured.
A Missouri State Highway Patrol report said Elvia Vicente, 24, died when
she was one of four people ejected from the back of a 1999 Honda Civic
that had crossed the median on Missouri 249, a mile north of Duquesne,
and was struck by an oncoming 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager. The report
said an oncoming 1994 Freightliner then skidded and spun before striking
the ejected passengers.
Vicente was pronounced dead at Freeman West hospital in Joplin at 2:52
p.m., about 30 minutes after the crash, the report said.
Also hospitalized with serious injuries were Ervin G. Mejiaramos, 2; Maria
Ramospaxtor, 20; and the deceased's daughter, Anahi Vicente, age unknown,
according to the report. Ramospaxtor was taken to Freeman West while the
children were taken to Childrens' Research hospital in Kansas City,
the report said.
Hospitalized with moderate injuries were the driver of the Honda, Jamito
Mejiagomez, and another passenger, Wilmer Gomespaxtor, both 21. They were
taken to Freeman West, the report said.
The driver of the Chrysler, Mechell J. Calef, 40, of Webb City, and the
driver of the Freightliner, David A. Davis, 49, of Alba, were not listed
among the injured in the report.