Two Sedalians were injured early Sunday morning when the car they were in left the roadway and struck a tree in Cooper County.

The MSHP reported that a northbound 2019 Ford Fusion driven by 23-year-old Deondre Pearson of St. Louis was on Missouri 5, south of Route E at 4:05 a.m. Jan 19, when the vehicle crossed the center line. The driver then overcorrected, went off the right side, then off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Pearson and another St. Louis resident, 22-year-old Diamon Knox, suffered moderate injuries. Pearson was taken to University Hospital by ambulance, while was flown by MU Air Care. They were both wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

22-year-old Deontay Pearson-Daniels and 26-year-old Teresa Pearson-Daniels, both of Sedalia, were transported to University of Missouri Hospital by ambulance. Deontay had moderate injuries, while Teresa had serious injuries. They were not wearing a seat belt, according to the report.

The Fusion was totaled and towed from the scene.

Randy Kirby