Two injured in accident

Thursday, February 15, 2007

EAST PRAIRIE -- Two Mississippi County residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday near East Prairie.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 6:20 p.m. on Highway 80 at Highway B, two miles east of East Prairie, the accident occurred as James A. Scott, 22, of East Prairie was pushing and steering his disabled vehicle from the driver's side door and drove into the path of the eastbound vehicle driven by Whitney L. Witherspoon, 19, of East Prairie. Witherspoon's vehicle then struck Scott's vehicle.

Scott received moderate injuries, and Witherspoon sustained minor injuries. They were taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

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