(Ellington) – Three people were injured, two of them seriously, after a one vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in Reynolds County.
The accident happened at 12:40 PM on Route K, about 12 miles east of Ellington, when the vehicle driven by 39-year-old Monte Martin of Lincoln, AR failed to turn at a curve while traveling eastbound, striking several trees before the vehicle came to rest on its side at the bottom of a steep embankment.
Martin suffered serious injuries, as did a passenger, 35-year-old Rodney Fears of Ellington. Both of them were taking to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur by air ambulance. A report from the Highway Patrol says neither of them were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
Also injured in the accident was 15-year-old Destiny Fears of Ellington, who suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Advanced Healthcare in Ellington. She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, according to the report.