Linn County accident injures two

Rollover accident

Two Kirksville residents were hurt on Thursday morning in northeastern Linn County when a car overturned off Highway 11, north of New Boston.

A passenger, 30-year old Chantelle Watson, was flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia, with what the Highway Patrol described as moderate injuries.

The driver, 51-year old Robert Pettibone, was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield.  The Patrol reports he also had moderate injuries.

The accident was five miles north of New Boston on Highway 11.  The northbound car went off the right side of the road and overturned, demolishing the vehicle.

The Patrol said Pettibone was wearing a seat belt, but Ms. Watson was not.  Providing assistance at the scene were New Boston First Responders, the Marceline First Responders, and the Linn County Sheriff’s Department.