Gainesville teen injured after fall from pickup
Gainesville resident Cooper High, 19, was transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, with serious injuries after he fell out of the back of a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, July 18, near Pontiac.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report, Tanner W. Jennings, 18, of Theodosia, was driving the truck westbound on W Highway with High in the back when High fell off the vehicle’s tailgate onto the roadway.
The MSHP arrest report indicates Jennings was arrested for driving while intoxicated, causing physical injury to another person, leaving the scene of the crash involving an injury and minor in possession of alcohol (by consumption) in connection with the incident. He was processed at the Ozark County Jail and released, the report says.
High was transported to Baxter County Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, and later he was flown to University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Center in Little Rock for treatment of a head injury. His mother, Jennifer Douglas, told the Times he was released Sunday and is recovering at home.