Car Catches Fire After Striking Utility Pole

There was a solo car crash that occurred in Stoddard County at 9:40.p.m. on Wednesday. The crash occurred on Missouri Highway 114 at Route AH in Gray Ridge. A Suzuki Vitura was involved in the crash. The driver of the vehicle was hurt. The victim was identified as 33 year-old Nichole A. Smith. The crash happened when the vehicle ran off the road and hit a utility pole. The vehicle then caught fire. The victim was transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau for treatment of serious injuries.She was later arrested for Possession of methamphetamine, Hydromorphone, and Alprazolam. All three are controlled substances and come with Felony charges. She was transported to the Cape Girardeau County Jail, where she was later released

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