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January 2, 2014

Highway Patrol Reports Two Crashes on Day After Christmas

A Knox County man suffered moderate injuries in an ATV accident at noon on the day after Christmas in Knox County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Corey L. Hutcheman, 26, was driving a Polaris Ranger ATV northbound on County Road 269 southwest of Edina when he met a southbound 2005 Jeep Liberty driven by Kristen D. Couch, 45, of Baring. The vehicle met in a corner and both vehicles slid due to ice, forcing them to sideswipe.

Hutcheman sustained moderate injuries. He was transported by private vehicle to Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Couch was not injured in the crash.

Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.

The Patrol investigated a second crash on December 26th when a one-vehicle accident was reported at 10:55 p.m. on Highway 6, a half mile east of Edina.

According to the Patrol, Kaycee D. Miller Paul, 23, of Hurdland was westbound in a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic when the car travelled off the left side of the roadway and struck a culvert before overturning.

Paul sustained minor injuries in the crash but refused treatment at the scene. A passenger in the car, Rodney C. Harvey, 24, of Hannibal, sustained moderate injuries. He was transported by Knox County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The vehicle sustained total damage and was towed from the scene by Deano's Towing.

The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Knox County Sheriff's Department.

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