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October 8, 2009

Memphis Woman Hurt in Head-On Collision

A Memphis woman was life flighted to University Hospital in Columbia Saturday morning following a head-on collision just south of town.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Catherine F. Ralph, 75, was northbound on Highway 15 one mile south of Memphis in a 1988 Chevrolet when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck a southbound 2007 Ford truck.

The driver of the truck, David L. Peterson, 48, of Memphis, was uninjured.

Ralph suffered moderate injuries. She was transported by Scotland County Ambulance to Scotland County Memorial Hospital and then flown by helicopter to Columbia.

The Ralph vehicle was totaled in the crash and Peterson’s truck sustained extensive damage. Both were towed from the scene.

The accident occurred at 7:45 a.m.

The patrol was assisted at the scene by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department and the ambulance service.

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