Four-car accident in Clark County sends three to hospital

Posted: Dec. 15, 2012 7:18 pm Updated: Jan. 5, 2013 10:15 pm

ALEXANDRIA, Mo. -- Three people were injured, including one with serious injuries, as the result of a four-car accident Saturday morning near Alexandria.

Jessica L. Paul, 25, of Keokuk, Iowa, was taken by Lee County Ambulance to Keokuk Area Hospital with serious injuries after the accident 1/2 mile north of Alexandria on U.S. 61.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Paul was traveling south on U.S. 61 at 11:15 a.m. when the 2002 Hyundai Elantra she was driving hit a 2005 Jeep Liberty driven by Amanda R. Dodds, 23, of Montrose, Iowa. That crash caused Dodds to hit a 2004 Dodge Durango driven by Dianna D. Clifford, 59, of Kahoka, Mo. Dodds and Clifford were waiting to make a leff-hand turn.

The patrol reported that Paul's car then hit a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Wanda J. Pearl, 72, of Canton, Mo., who was driving north on U.S. 61.

Paul's 2-year-old daughter also was taken by Lee County Ambulance to Keokuk Area Hospital with moderate injuries. Dodds suffered minor injuries and was taken by private vehicle to Keokuk Area Hospital.

The Clark County Sheriff's Department, Alexandria Fire Department, Lee County Ambulance and Clark County Ambulance assisted.


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