Hit-and-run driver causes three-vehicle crash, 2 people injured

HOWELL COUNTY, MO – Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash caused by a hit-and-run driver on Highway 17 on Monday morning.

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Glenn E. Thompson, 67, was traveling north on Highway 17 on a 2005 Suzuki Burgman motorcycle. Luther E. Thompson, 89, was also traveling north on Highway 17 on a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle. An unknown vehicle traveling southbound drove into oncoming traffic. Glenn Thompson swerved to miss the oncoming vehicle causing the Suzuki motorcycle to overturn. The Yamaha motorcycle collided with the unknown vehicle causing it to overturn as well. MSHP reports the crash happened three miles south of White Church around 11:25 a.m. The driver of the unknown vehicle fled the crash scene.

Both motorcyclists were ejected from their motorcycles. They were both wearing seat belts. Both men were airlifted to Cox Hospital South in Springfield for serious injuries.

The Yamaha motorcycle sustained extensive damages and the Suzuki motorcycle sustained moderate damages.

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