Three Injured in Head-on Collision

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In Henry County, three people are injured after crossing the center line and colliding head-on with another vehicle.

On May 10, 2012 at approximately 10:20 a.m., Raymond Bryant, age 73 and of Montrose, Missouri was operating a 2003 Chevrolet and traveling in the eastbound direction of US 52. Henry Hughes, age 79 and from Montrose, Missouri was Raymond’s passenger during the time of the crash. Dennis Miller, age 37 and of Pleasant Valley, Missouri was operating a 2008 Freightliner and traveling in the westbound direction of US 52.

At that said time and place, Bryant was driving east and Miller was traveling west on Missouri highway 52. The collision occurred when Bryant crossed the center line, while cresting a hill, and caused him to collide head-on with Miller’s freightliner.

Dennis Miller received minor injuries from the collision and according to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Dennis refused medical treatment. Raymond Bryant received serious injuries and was lifeflighted to St. Lukes Hospital and then later transported to the Truman Medical Center. Dennis’ passenger, Henry Hughes, received moderate injuries and was lifeflighted to Research Medical Center in Kansas City. According to the crash report, Raymond Bryant and Dennis Miller were wearing seat belts during the time of the crash but Henry Hughes was not.

Dennis Miller’s 2008 Freightliner received moderate damages from the collision and was towed by Golden Valley Wrecker. Raymond Bryant’s 2003 Chevrolet received total damages and was towed by Meredith’s Tow.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of troop A. This crash is still undergoing investigation with charges pending.

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