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Woman injured when van hits tree

St. Francois County Ambulance District personnel remove a 66-year-old Arcadia Valley woman from the van she drove into a tree after losing control on a curve on Thomas Road, north of the Madison County line. 

An Arcadia Valley woman was injured when her van struck a tree at 8:25 a.m. Monday on Thomas Road, north of County Road 537 in St. Francois County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a northbound 2006 Dodge Caravan driven by Dolores R. Maples, 66, of Ironton, was traveling too fast to negotiate a curve to the right in the road. The van traveled off the left side of the road where it struck a tree.

Maples, who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck, was transported by the St. Francois County Ambulance District to Parkland Health Center in Farmington where she was treated for moderate injuries.

The patrol reports the van as being "totaled."

Kevin Jenkins is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3614 or



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