Four people injured after tram races down hill

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- Four people from Illinois were injured over the weekend when an electrical tram careened down a hill, coming to rest near the Lake of the Ozarks, authorities said.

Three of those injured in the accident at the Emerald Bay Condominiums on Saturday were taken by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia, the Camden County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

Crystal Freeman, 39, of Urbana, Ill., was in critical condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Bryan Dodd, 51, of Fairview Heights, Ill., and Linda Hanagan, 44, Mount Vernon, Ill., were in fair condition.

A fourth victim, Stanley Freeman, 43, of Urbana, Ill., was treated and released Saturday from Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, the sheriff's department said.

The cause of the accident remained under investigation.

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