Friday morning crash sends 2 to hospital

Friday morning crash sends 2 to hospital

BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - A Southeast Missouri man was flown to a St. Louis hospital Friday morning following a head-on collision.

The crash occurred at 8:30 a.m. on Highway W, 13 miles north of Poplar Bluff, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.

Joshua M. Hartley, 19, of Ellsinore was northbound when his 1999 Chevy S-10 pickup truck crossed the center line.

The pickup struck a 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser driven by Michelle L. Ray, 43, of Williamsville.

Hartley was flown to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries. Ray was taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts, the report stated.

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