Howell, MO (November 19, 2023) – A serious accident involving a moped occurred on County Road 8240, approximately a quarter-mile east of West Plains, on Friday, November 17, at 5:55 PM.
Dante T. Hobbs, a 22-year-old male from West Plains, was operating a 2017 Tao Tao moped eastbound when he struck an unknown object and overturned. Hobbs, who was wearing safety gear, sustained serious injuries.
He was transported to Ozarks Health Care by South Howell County Ambulance for treatment. The moped sustained damage and was left roadside.
The incident, under investigation by TPR L. C. Pruiett of Troop G, is still being examined to determine the specifics of the crash, including the object struck by the vehicle. Further details will be provided as the investigation continues.