Two persons were injured Saturday, March 14, in crash south of Houston.

A Birch Tree man faces charges following an accident early Friday south of Summersville.

Cpl. Scott Nelson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said a southbound 2006 GMC truck driven by John C. Kelly, 24, of Birch Tree, failed to negotiate a right-hand curve, skidded out of control, travelled off the right side of Highway 17 and overturned at about 1:30 a.m.

A passenger, Brent J. Haskins, 15, of Ash Flat, Ark., was taken by ambulance in serious condition to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.

Nelson said Kelly was arrested on charges of felony vehicular assault, second degree; DWI – first offense; and careless and imprudent driving involving an accident. He was taken to the Texas County Jail and held.

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