The Missouri State Highway Patrol says six people were injured in a Benton County crash Wednesday afternoon involving two pickups.

An eastbound 1994 Ford F-250 driven by 73-year-old Jerald D. Brandt of Lincoln was on Highway H, west of Highway W in Benton County at 3 p.m. when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and crossed into the westbound lane, striking a 2006 Ford F-350 driven by 40-year-old Fred E. Lang of Cole Camp.

The F-250 then crossed back into the eastbound lane, where the driver was ejected. The vehicle continued traveling off the right side and down an embankment, where it overturned.

Meanwhile, the F-350 attempted to avoid another vehicle crash by traveling off the right side of the roadway and onto an embankment.

Brandt suffered serious injuries and was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center by Warsaw-Lincoln Ambulance.

Lang and three juveniles, ages 0, 6 & 9, all of Cole Camp, were transported to Bothwell by Warsaw-Lincoln ambulance. Lang and the six-year-old suffered serious injuries, while the nine-year-old and the infant had minor injuries.

The adults were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, according to the report.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene.

Benton County deputies and Lakeview Heights Fire Department assisted the Patrol.

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