Novinger Teen Injured In Monday Afternoon Accident

Date 2014/4/15 9:59:42 | Topic: Accidents

An 18-year old from Novinger, Ashlyn Billington, was flown by helicopter to Columbia on Monday night, after suffering injuries in a one-vehicle accident just west of Kirksville on Highway 6.

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The Highway Patrol described Billington's injuries as SERIOUS. The Kirksville Daily Express reported that her condition was listed as "fair" at University Hospital in Columbia just before 10 o'clock last (Monday) night.

Billington was traveling on Highway 6 when her vehicle went off the north side of the road, down a 100-foot embankment, and become wedged in a creek bed. Emergency responders had to cut the top off of the vehicle to remove her from the wreck. She was not, according to authorities, wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident (4:30 PM). An additional report indicated that the car hit several trees before entering the creek bed.



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