Five-year-old receives minor injuires in accident

January 26, 2008

A 5-year-old girl suffered minor injuries in an accident in Pettis County Saturday, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.

Shawn Wilhite, 33, of Centerview, was driving east on U.S. Highway 50 about five-tenths of a mile west of state Route 127, when he hit a patch of ice, troopers said. The vehicle ran off the left side of the road, overturned and landed on the passenger side.

Emily Wilhite, 5, was transported to Bothwell Regional Medical Center Hospital by ambulance, troopers said.