Morgan County Collison Prompts Helicopter Evacuation

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Morgan County – Four people are hospitalized after a head-on collision Saturday morning.

On Saturday, May 18, 2013 Jenna L. Mortenson, age 28 of Jefferson City, Missouri, was operating a 2009 Jeep Patriot southbound on Highway 5. Marilyn F. Mortenson, age 48 of Tipton, Missouri was the only passenger in the Jeep Patriot. Erin Nies, age 28 of Latham, Missouri was operating a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer in the northbound direction. Kelly C. North, age 28 of Latham, Missouri was the only passenger of Erin Nies’ vehicle.

Around 11:55 a.m. on the above said date, Erin Nies failed to yield to Jenna L. Mortenson and crossed into the path of Mortenson’s vehicle. Jenna Mortenson then struck the side of Nies’ vehicle.

Jenna L. Mortenson was taken by Mid Mo Ambulance to University of Columbia Hospital with moderate injuries. Marilyn F. Mortenson received serious injuries and was taken by Staff For Life Helicopter to University of Missouri Hospital. Erin Nies received moderate injuries and was taken by Mid Mo Ambulance to University of Missouri Hospital. Kelly C. North received serious injuries and was taken by Staff for Life Helicopter to University of Missouri Hospital.

Erin Nies and Kelly C. North were not wearing their seat belts.

Jenna L. Mortenson’s 2009 Jeep Patriot and Erin Nies’ 1998 Mercury Mountaineer both received total damages and were towed by DNR Towing.

This accident was investigated by Corporal T. Propst of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F and assisted by Morgan County Deputies.

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