Man Seriously Injured in Wayne County Accident

(Wappapello) A 49-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a one-car crash this morning. The Highway Patrol says the accident occurred on Route “Z”, just three miles east of Wappapello.


Wappapello resident Johnny Schaefer was traveling Westbound when his 2001 Nissan Pathfinder ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. The East Wayne Ambulance transported Shaefer to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. The vehicle was totaled and Shaefer was not wearing a seatbelt.