Three taken to hospitals, officials say

Three taken to hospitals, officials say

CLAY COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Three people were taken to hospitals in Poplar Bluff and Memphis after a one-vehicle accident near the Arkansas/Missouri border, Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller said Tuesday.

Emergency crews went to the scene of the accident on U.S. 67 one mile north of the Arkansas/Missouri border. A man and a woman were taken by ambulance to the hospital in Poplar Bluff, while a man was airlifted to Memphis.

Authorities are looking for the fourth person in the vehicle, who reportedly fled the scene after the accident happened. The vehicle failed to negotiate a curve, went into a drainage ditch, then crossed the highway and went into a ditch, Miller said.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation also posted on its Twitter page that the highway has reopened in the area.

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