Rollover crash injures three teenagers in DeKalb County north of Clarksdale

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An accident occurred on SW Patton Road at the intersection with Highway 31, approximately 4.5 miles north of Clarksdale, leaving three teenagers injured. The incident, which involved a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer, happened at approximately 5:43 p.m. on November 2, 2023, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident transpired when the westbound Chevrolet Blazer attempted a left turn onto SW Patton Road from northbound Highway 31. The vehicle veered off the north side of the roadway, subsequently re-entered the road, and then traveled off the south side before overturning. The Blazer came to a halt on its top, facing east, off the south side of SW Patton Road.

There were three juvenile occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash. A 15-year-old girl and another girl of the same age sustained minor injuries, while a 16-year-old boy suffered moderate injuries. All three teenagers were transported by DeKalb-Clinton Ambulance to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph for treatment. According to reports, the two female juveniles were not wearing seat belts, whereas the male juvenile was secured by a seat belt.

The 17-year-old driver from Clarksdale, who was also not wearing a seat belt, was not listed among the injured.

The damaged Chevrolet Blazer was towed to the registered owner’s residence by Scotty’s.

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