Failure To Yield Causes Moderate Injuries for Two Missouri Drivers

March 15, 2012

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When one driver attempted to turn onto Missouri Highway 7 from a private drive in Henry County, she failed to yield to oncoming traffic and crashed into another driver causing serious injuries for herself and the victim.

On March 14, 2012 at approximately 5:30 P.M., 17-year-old Breeanna Tucker from Deepwater, Missouri was attempting to head northbound on Missouri Highway 7 less than half a mile north of Route U in a 1996 Dodge. At said time and place, Penny Redd, age 44, was heading south in a 2007 Chrysler.

The crash occurred as Tucker was pulling out from a private drive and attempting to turn northbound on Highway 7, traveling into the path of Redd. Redd crashed into the left side of Tucker's vehicle, and both vehicles traveled off the left side of the road.

Tucker suffered moderate injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia by Life-Flight. Redd suffered moderate injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri by Life-Flight.

Tucker's Dodge received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Golden Valley Wrecker of Clinton, Missouri. Redd's Chrysler received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Golden Valley Wrecker.

This investigation continues and was led by Trooper A.S. Craig and assisted by the Henry County Sheriff's Department.

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