One man and two young children were injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred Monday in Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a southbound 2006 Chrysler 300, driven by 44-year-old Brian Ruth of Lamar, Missouri, was on I-49, 337 feet south of the 121.8 mile marker at 5:49 p.m., when the vehicle traveled off the roadway, across the outer road, struck a tree and overturned.

Ruth suffered moderate injuries, while his passengers, a five-year-old and seven-year-old female, suffered minor injuries. All were transported to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The Chrysler was totaled.

Bates County Deputies assisted the Patrol at the scene.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby
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