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Three persons were injured Saturday in a crash south of Vida on U.S. 63.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said an eastbound 2016 Kia Optima driven by Kimberly R. Salter, 46, of Rolla, failed to yield to a southbound 2014 Kia Sorento driven by Judy N. Watson, 78, of Houston, as it attempted to turn left.

The patrol said the Salter vehicle struck the Watson vehicle. A southbound vehicle driven by Daisy M. Slagel, 20, of Macon, then struck the rear of the Watson vehicle.

Salter was flown to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

Watson had moderate injuries and a passenger, Teresa L. Gaston, 59, of Bucyrus, had minor injuries, the patrol said.  Both were transferred to Phelps Health in Rolla by ambulance.

(The patrol updated its initial report on this accident – an earlier version was not correct)

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