A serious accident is reported Monday afternoon at Highway AW and 17 in northwest Texas County. A trailer-truck is reported to struck another vehicle. 

A car crashed into a tractor-trailer Monday afternoon in northwest Texas County.

Tpr. Marty Wiseman of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said a northbound 2006 Pontiac Vibe driven by Karena S. Hansel, 32, of Newburg, crossed the centerline of Highway 17 and struck the northbound towed unit driven by Brian K. Kimmons, 31, of Sardis, Miss.

Hansel, who had moderate injuries and wasn’t wearing a seat belt, was flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Rescue workers from the Roby Fire Department were called to the scene just north of Highways 17 and AW. Authorities said the car was torn apart. The big rig had moderate damage.

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Earlier: Emergency personnel are en route to a motor vehicle accident at Highways AW and 17 in northwest Texas County.

Additional personnel from the Roby Fire Department are being requested near Evening Shade. Aircraft and an additional ambulance from Fort Leonard Wood also are responding.

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