Six Injured in Early Morning Accident in Daviess County

Six Houston, Texas residents suffered injuries in a Daviess County crash early this morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred around 1:10 this morning on I-35 southbound, at mile marker 65.8, as 40-year-old Omar I. Munoz drove a Chevrolet Equinox and slid off the west side of the road.

Troopers say Munoz struck a guardrail, crossed over the road, and came to a rest in the median.

Munoz and a passenger, 26-year-old Veronica D. Cuevas, suffered minor injuries.

Three juveniles, a six-year-old male, a five-year-old female, and a one-year-old male, suffered moderate injuries.

A fifth passenger, 27-year-old Sudie G. Cuevas, also suffered moderate injuries.

All six sought treatment at Cameron Regional Medical Center.

Authorities say all six wore proper seat belts or safety restraints at the time of the crash.