Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred early Sunday morning in Benton County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a westbound 2003 Ford F-150, driven by 56-year-old Andrew E. Chapman of Gravois Mills, was on Route C, six-tenths of a mile west of Bell Avenue around 2 a.m., when he traveled into the eastbound lane. The Ford struck an eastbound 2018 GMC Terrain, driven by 32-year-old Quartnie E. Breshears of Lincon, head-on.

The Ford came to rest blocking the highway. The GMC traveled off the roadway and came to rest in the ditch.

Breshears suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Golden Valley Hospital by Warsaw-Lincoln Ambulance. Her passenger, 36-year-old Brett M. Ross of Montague, Calif., suffered moderate injuries and was also transported to Golden Valley Hospital.

Chapman suffered serious injuries, and was flown to University Hospital in Columbia. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the report.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed by Tolliver's Tow.

Benton County Deputies assisted the Troopers on scene.

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