Area man among 2 injured in head-on collision

A Boone County man was injured early Friday evening in a two-vehicle accident in Missouri. Richard Crain of Omaha, whose age was not listed, was transported to Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas, with what were described as serious injuries.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Crain was traveling on Missouri Route K in Barton County. He was nearly 6 miles northwest of Liberal when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a pickup truck head-on. Crain was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt.

The truck was driven by 50-year-old Russell Jenkins of Moundville, Missouri. Jenkins was transported to Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Missouri, with what were described as minor injuries.

Both vehicles were totaled in the 5:45 p.m. accident.

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