According to the news source, four Jackson residents suffered moderate injuries on Saturday, May 28, in a two-vehicle accident in which a 16-year-old driver did not yield to another car at an intersection approximately three miles east of the city.
Zariya Hitchcock, a five-year-old passenger in the car being driven by 16-year-old Cody Lunsford, was transported to the hospital, while the driver and passengers in the vehicle that was hit were also injured, the news source said. One passenger, 12-year-old Audrey Rea, was taken to an area hospital in a private vehicle.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, in the early hours of May 29, a woman from Leopold and a man from Marble Hill sustained injuries in a crash in Bollinger County. The report from the highway patrol indicated that 17-year-old Rachel Vance was unable to navigate a curve and hit a power pole, which caused the car to be turned on its side.
Vance was reportedly taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center, while her passenger, 23-year-old Levi Snider, reportedly attempted to seek his own medical care for injuries he sustained.
Another Missouri accident that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend involved a family of three from the town of Chaffee, each of whom suffered minor injuries when a vehicle failed to yield and struck their car. According to the highway patrol, the driver of the vehicle that failed to yield, 19-year-old Charles David, also sustained minor injuries. The accident occurred on the afternoon of May 29.
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Local ABC affiliate KAIT reports that 36-year-old Naylor resident Robin Steele and her young child, Jayden Baugus, were traveling southbound on Highway 67 when the woman reportedly lost control of her vehicle and collided with a pickup truck.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the car and truck both flipped in the accident, which also seriously injured 32-year-old passenger Trisha McGaaughy. The driver of the pickup truck, 52-year-old Cleveland Koonce, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital, the news source reported.