Two Jefferson City residents were injured in a Cole County accident on February 13.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened on Route J at 6:40 p.m. A 2003 Ford Escape swerved to miss an animal in the roadway, when it struck two mailboxes, went through a fence and overturned several times.

The driver, 24-year-old Zachary C. Sosa, and a passenger, 23-year-old Sabrina E. Dent, were taken by ambulance to Capital Region Hospital. Sosa was then flown by Staff For Life to University Hospital for treatment.

Kurt Parsons