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9-year-old injured in northeast Oklahoma auto accident

A child was taken to a Joplin hospital after being involved an auto accident around 1:40 Monday afternoon on a road 7 miles north of Afton, Oklahoma.

The accident happened when a semi-truck driven by 43-year-old Scott Heronemus of Afton went out of control on the wet pavement while making a turn onto County Road EW 150.

Heronemus had minor injuries. A 9-year-old juvenile pinned inside the vehicle had to be removed by first responders.

The child suffered head injuries and was transported to a Joplin hospital for treatment.

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