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High Speeds Suspected in Hwy. VV Accident

Posted: Aug 29, 2013 1:10 PM by Rachel Karcz, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Aug 29, 2013 7:29 PM

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BOONE COUNTY - Investigators suspect a driver was going too fast before crashing into a tree on Highway VV in Boone County Thursday morning.

Crews were dispatched at 11:30 a.m. after reports of a car hitting a tree along on the highway. Officials say two men in their mid-to-late twenties were thrown from the car after cartwheeling into the trees.

KOMU 8 spoke to Boone County Fire Battalion Chuck Leake who said beer cans were found on the ground outside the vehicle, but could not confirm the accident was alcohol-related. High speeds and unfamiliarity with the winding road are suspected to be the cause of the accident.

Both victims were taken to University Hospital in serious condition.

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