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4 hospitalized following morning crashes

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KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -

Separate crashes Thursday morning sent four Region 8 residents to the hospital, including one with serious injuries.

The first crash happened at 6:10 a.m. on Highway 84, a half-mile west of Kennett.

Trooper J.B. Doyle of the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Chevy Cavalier traveling eastbound swerved to avoid an animal on the road.

The car went off the left side of the road and struck a bridge rail.

The driver, 69-year-old Wanda Wagner of Paragould, suffered moderate injuries as well as one of her passengers, 42-year-old Millard Maxwell, also of Paragould.

Another passenger, 48-year-old James A. Wimberley of Hornersville, received minor injuries.

Ambulances took all three to Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett for treatment.

Meanwhile, a Dexter man suffered serious injuries in a crash near Kansas City.

At 6:55 a.m. MSHP Trooper J.J. Crumb responded to another single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Missouri Highway 58 and Route F in Johnson County.

According to the crash report, a 2001 Ford driven by 35-year-old Michael D. Raley of Dexter traveled off the left side of the road and overturned.

Crumb stated Raley, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the truck.

An ambulance took Raley to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.

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