Colorado residents injured in Pettis County accident

May 7, 2012

Two Colorado residents suffered moderate injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 3:59 p.m. Saturday in Pettis County.

Carl J. Arnett, 18, of La Monte, was driving northbound on Pleasant Green Road, at U.S. Highway 50, and pulled into the path of a vehicle being driven by Pedro Torres, 30, of Aurora, Colo., who then struck Arnett’s vehicle, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

Torres and a passenger, Yessenia Ramirez, 34, also of Aurora, suffered moderate injuries. They and fellow passenger Triana Torres, 2, were taken by ambulance to Bothwell Regional Health Center.

Eric Richardson, 24, of Leon, Iowa, and Luis A. Torres, 11, of Aurora, were passengers in Arnett’s vehicle, according to the report.

They also were taken by ambulance to BRHC.

Arnett, and Richardson were not wearing seat belts; all others were, according to the report.

An investigation continues, with charges pending.

Information is taken from preliminary Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved.