Two men suffered serious injuries in a Freightliner wreck that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Morgan County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the wreck just after 12:00, on MO-5 at Highway 50.

According to the online crash report, a 2002 Freightliner failed to stop at a stop sign, traveled down an embankment and struck several trees.

The driver, 46-year old Shawn P. Auxier, of Boonville, and a passenger, 27-year old Matthew C. Smith, of Columbia, both suffered serious injuries.

Auxier was taken to University Hospital by Mid-MO Ambulance, while Smith was airlifted by Staff for Life. Both men were wearing safety devices.

The Frieghtliner was totaled and towed.

University Hospital - Columbia, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

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