Two people were injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred Friday evening in Benton County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a northbound 2005 GMC 1500, driven by a 16-year-old female from Windsor, was on Route E at Swisher Road around 7 p.m., when the driver lost control and the vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway. The vehicle then returned to the roadway and began overturning.

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The truck continued rolling off the right side and into a cornfield. Both occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Neither were wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the report.

Both the juvenile and her passenger, 25-year-old Thomas A. Swaitek of Clinton, suffered serious injuries. Both were flown to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

The GMC was totaled.

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University of Missouri Hospital (Courtesy of MU Public Relations)

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