Jamesport teenager injured on Highway 6 when brakes fail on pickup

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The Highway Patrol reports a Jamesport teen sustained moderate injuries when the brakes failed in the pickup truck she drove, and the vehicle overturned near Gallatin the afternoon of November 4th.

An ambulance took the 16 year old girl to the Cameron Regional Medical Center.

The pickup traveled west on Highway 6 when the driver reportedly attempted to slow down one mile east of Gallatin, and the brakes failed. The vehicle went through a four-way intersection, ran off the west side of the road, and went down an embankment before overturning and striking a utility pole. The truck came to rest on the utility pole and was totaled.

The Patrol notes the driver did not wear a safety device.

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Jennifer Thies


Jennifer’s interest in radio began at a young age. She started as a news reporter at KTTN in January 2017, but previously worked almost a year and a half as an on-air announcer and with news at the NPR affiliate KXCV/KRNW, which serves Northwest Missouri. Jennifer was born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Science in Mass Media: Broadcast Production with an Emphasis in Audio Production from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.