Two women from Los Angeles, California were in a car that ran off Highway 36 after a tire blew out Tuesday afternoon one mile to the west of Laclede.
The highway patrol listed injuries as serious for a passenger, 22-year-old Allie Cole, who was taken to the University Hospital in Columbia. The driver was 21-year-old Sydney Waddell who apparently wasn’t hurt.
The right rear tire blew out, the car went off the right side of Highway 36, struck a ditch, and overturned. The vehicle was demolished and both occupants were using seat belts.
Assistance was provided by the Linn County Sheriff’s Department and Linn County Ambulance.