A Texas County commissioner escaped injury Tuesday afternoon in an accident east of Springfield that hurt his mother, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

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John C. Casey, 71, of Houston, was driving a westbound 2004 Cadillac Deville that ran off U.S. 60 about three miles east of Springfield, struck two road signs and a culvert.

Injured was his mother, Primrose Casey, 95, of Houston. She was transported by ambulance to Cox South with minor injuries.

The patrol said both were wearing a seat belt. The vehicle had extensive damage, it said.

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