Three Injured in Benton County Head-on Crash
A Sedalia woman was among three injured Sunday morning in a three-vehicle accident that occurred in Benton County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a southbound 1997 Ford F-150, driven by 49-year-old David J. Perryman of Edwards, was on US 65 at Byrum Avenue at 11:50 a.m., when he crossed the center line and struck a northbound 2004 Chevy Suburban head-on.
The Ford then returned to the southbound lane and was struck by a southbound 2011 Chevy Cruz, driven by 31-year-old Kristin N. Ellis of Sedalia.
Ellis, Perryman and the driver of the Suburban, 51-year-old Dennis W. Helt of Plattsburg, suffered serious injuries, and were transported to area hospitals.
Ellis was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center by Warsaw-Lincoln Ambulance, while Perryman and Helt were flown by Lifeflight Eagle to University of Missouri in Columbia for treatment.
Benton County Deputies assisted the three Troopers on scene.
All three vehicles were totaled.