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A Plato woman was hurt early Tuesday evening in an accident at Highway AW and Evening Shade Road in northwest Texas County.

Tpr. Jacob Sellars said a westbound 2000 Ford F-150 driven by Elbert I. Butler, 48, of Plato, failed to stop at a sign and struck a 2011 Ford Fusion operated by Juanita R. Mendoza, 53, of Plato. 

Mendoza, whose car was totaled, was taken by ambulance with moderate injuries to a Fort Leonard Wood hospital. Butler’s truck had extensive damage, but he was not injured.

Sellars said both drivers were wearing seat belts. 

Assisting at the scene was Tpr. Marty Wiseman. 

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