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November 8, 2012

Memphis Man Flown From Crash Scene

A Memphis man was life-flighted from the scene of a one-vehicle accident in Scotland County on Friday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Derek M. Sanchez, 32, was a passenger in a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier that crashed on Highway 136 near the Route U intersection, west of Memphis at 11:35 p.m.

Sanchez suffered serious injuries and was flown from the scene by Air Evac helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia.

Jessica L. Tetlow, 32, of Memphis, was driving the vehicle westbound on Highway 136 when the car traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned, coming to rest on its top.

Tetlow suffered minor injuries. She was transported by Scotland County Ambulance to Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

The vehicle sustained total damage and was removed from the scene by Dynamite's Towing.

The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Scotland County Sheriff's Office, Memphis Police Department, Scotland County first responders and the Scotland County Ambulance Service.

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