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Two Seriously Injured Overnight in Livingston County Crash, Driver Arrested

A pedestrian was one of two seriously injured in an accident in Livingston County overnight.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a John Deere Gator was stopped on the side of Route JJ, 1 and a half miles north of Avalon. Sixty-three-year-old Susan Bachman of Chillicothe was walking on the side of the road with a leaf blower, blowing grass off the highway. A vehicle driven by 33-year old Steven Wilson of Chillicothe struck the rear of the Gator, causing it to strike Bachman.

Bachman and 75-year old Charles Plummer of Hale, who was the driver of the Gator, were seriously injured and were taken to Hedrick Medical Center where they were life-flighted to Kansas City hospitals.

At 10:21 pm, Wilson was placed under arrest and charged with felony DWI with serious physical injury, and careless and imprudent driving involving an accident. He was booked into the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail for a 24-hour hold.

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