Seven injured in two wrecks over weekend

Monday, April 25, 2005

A Saline County woman sustained serious injuries in a crash in Pettis County over the weekend.

According to a report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 9:20 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Missouri Highway 127 and Azalea Road.

The report states 47-year-old Beverly A. McDonald, of Sweet Springs, was driving south when her 2000 Pontiac ran off the right side of the road. The car struck a ditch and overturned several times before becoming airborne and eventually coming to rest on its wheels.

McDonald, who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was taken by Sweet Springs emergency medical services to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. Officers investigating the crash cited her for driving while intoxicated and careless and imprudent driving.

According to the Highway Patrol, a second crash occurred at 4:16 p.m. Saturday in Saline County, resulting in six injuries.

The MSHP report states this crash took place at the intersection of County Road 428 and County Road 415 when 16-year-old John J. Rector, of Marshall, attempted to turn his 1988 Ford at the intersection and was struck broadside by a 1998 Ford driven by 33-year-old Barbara D. Hollon, also of Marshall.

Hollon and two passengers, 9-year-old Robyn N. Hollon and 1-year-old Brady A. Hollon, suffered minor injuries. Rector and his passenger, 16-year-old Adam L. Richards, suffered moderate injuries. A second passenger in Rector's vehicle, 17-year-old David J. Fleming, suffered minor injuries. All six people taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital by Sweet Springs emergency medical services.

Following their investigation, officers cited Hollon for failure to yield.

Contact Chris Post at

marshallhealth@socket.net

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