Three cars caught in collision

An accident involving three vehicles left as many people injured in Pettis County at 3:59 p.m. Wednesday.

Ronald J. Reuter, 47, of Pilot Grove, was driving east on Route HH and approached U.S. 65 right as William C. Cole, 74, of Marshall, was driving north on the interstate highway, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

Reuter crossed U.S. 65 and traveled into Cole’s path. The two vehicles collided, causing Cole to strike a third car that was stopped in the westbound lane of Route HH.

Reuter, who was wearing a seat belt, sustained minor injuries in the collision. He refused treatment at the scene.

The Pettis County Ambulance District took Cole and a passenger, Betty E. Cole, 59, of Marshall, to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg for treatment of moderate injuries. Neither was wearing a seat belt during the accident.

The driver of the third vehicle, Debra L. States, 64, of Sedalia, was unhurt.

Woman hurt after striking parked car

A Knob Noster woman was injured Wednesday while striking a car parked on the side of Route D in Johnson County.

Trisha M. Anderson, 47, was driving north on the highway when she encountered the parked car at Northeast 10th Road as it was minimally blocking the right side of the northbound lane, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

The driver of the parked vehicle, Cole R. Narron, 40, of Knob Noster, was outside his car picking debris off of the road.

Anderson struck Narron’s car, causing moderate injuries. She was wearing a seat belt during the crash and received treatment at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Narron was unhurt in the accident.

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

City Reporter

Nuria Martinez-Keel is the city reporter for the Sedalia Democrat, covering local government and various city departments. She can be reached at 660-530-0146.

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