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Nine Injured in Accident in Western Buchanan County

Seven children and two adults were injured in a two-vehicle accident in Buchanan County Tuesday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident took place as a vehicle driven by a 15-year old male from Atchison, Kansas was westbound on US 59, 2 miles east of Atchison, Kansas. The 15-year old was following a vehicle driven by 40-year old Rushville resident Andrew Johnson too closely. The teen’s bumper impacted that of Johnson, causing the teen’s vehicle to slide. Johnson’s vehicle travelled off the roadway.

Johnson and 50-year old Matthew Peltzer of Rushville were seriously injured. The seven children, between the ages of 12 and 15 had moderate to serious injuries. All were transported to area hospitals.

The accident took place just after 7 pm on Tuesday.

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