3 Injured In Friday Morning Accident In Decatur County

Three were injured following a two vehicle accident Friday morning on I-35 in Decatur County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two vehicles were heading southbound on I-35 when a car driven by 22 year old Alicia Smith of Bloomington, Illinois approached another vehicle from behind at a high rate of speed. 40 year old Jose Garcia of Mesquite, Texas was the driver of the other vehicle. Smith’s vehicle hit the back of Garcia’s vehicle, went into the ditch, and overturned. The vehicle landed on its wheels. Garcia’s vehicle landed in the median. Smith was flown to a Des Moines hospital. Garcia and 38 year old David Hidalgo of Hartford, Wisconsin were also taken to the hospital with injuries.

All involved in the accident were wearing safety devices. The accident took place just before 5am Friday morning.