A four-vehicle chain reaction accident in Morgan County injured two people on Tuesday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol has reported.

The report stated that a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder, a 2005 Ford Taurus and a 1997 Ford F-250 were all stopped in the roadway on westbound Missouri 52 for construction work at 1:07 p.m., when a westbound 2007 Chrysler Sebring, driven by 19-year-old Halle J. Randall of Versailles, struck the rear of the Pathfinder, which in turn struck the Taurus, which then struck the pickup.

Randall suffered serious injuries and was flown to University Hospital in Columbia by Staff for Life. The driver of the Pathfinder, 51-year-old Christopher J. LeClair of Stover, suffered minor injuries and was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center by private vehicle.

The accident occurred two miles west of the Missouri 135 junction. The Ford F-250 had minor damage, the Taurus had extensive damage, while the Sebring and Pathfinder were both totaled.

Randy Kirby