CAMERON, MO – An Independence woman sustained serious injuries in a crash in Cameron Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 18-year old Israel Mariano was westbound on Grand Avenue around 1:45 in the afternoon when he failed to yield to an emergency vehicle. Mariano’s vehicle travelled through a ditch and across the eastbound lanes of US 36 and into the median where it struck a highway sign. The vehicle continued across the westbound lanes and struck an embankment.

Mariano was treated for minor injuries at Cameron Regional Hospital. His passenger, 20-year old Naomi Mariano was hospitalized for serious injuries.

The driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury; resisting arrest and several traffic violations.  He was taken to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail on a 24-hour hold.

Israel E. Mariano (Photo by Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail)

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