Passenger Seriously Injured in Highway 63 North Crash

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BOONE COUNTY - One person was airlifted to a local hospital on Sunday after a crash on Highway 63 north near Hinton Road.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Gary Grundy said a Ford Focus was attempting to get on the highway from Hinton Road. Grundy said the Ford Focus and the Dodge pickup truck, carrying two ATVs, collided. The car was then dragged a couple hundred feet after getting stuck on the trailer carrying the ATVs.

Crews were forced to cut the passenger out of the Ford Focus. The passenger of the car sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to the hospital. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital by ambulance with unknown injuries.

The driver and passenger of the pickup did not leave the scene for medical attention.

The accident occurred around 2 p.m. and shutdown all northbound lanes of traffic on Highway 63 north near Hinton Road. Traffic was opened to one lane about an hour later.

Trooper Grundy said speed was not a factor in the crash.

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