Three hurt in Cole County collision

Two Iowa residents were seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision Saturday afternoon in Cole County that also injured a Eugene woman.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports a van driven southbound by Glen A. Plate, 78, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, failed to stop at a stop sign as he pulled from Heritage Highway across the westbound lanes of U.S. 54 into the path of a car driven by Patricia L. Watts, 41, Eugene. Watt's car then hit the Plate vehicle in the driver's side door.

Plate and a 76-year-old occupant in his car, Charlotte Plate, also of Oskaloosa, suffered serious injuries in the 3:49 p.m. wreck. They were flown by helicopter ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.

Watts received moderate injuries, and was transported to St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City.


Highway Patrol crash report


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