Marshall teens involved in I-70 accident

Thursday, February 12, 2015

At 3 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, Merrah S. Harris, 18, of Marshall, was involved in a one-vehicle accident in Saline County.

The crash occurred while she was traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 in a 2001 Ford. She ran off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected, returned to the roadway, traveled off the right side and struck a ditch. The car overturned and came to rest in the roadway on its top.

A passenger, Emma J. Bakert, 18, of Marshall, suffered minor injuries, but chose to seek her own treatment. Both women were wearing safety devices when the accident happened. Saline County Sheriff's Department assisted at the scene.

Editor's note: This information comes from the Missouri State Highway Patrol's online traffic crash reports.

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