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Four injured in two separate accidents

Four people were injured, three moderately and one seriously, in two separate accidents late Wednesday and early Thursday.

According to sources close to the incident, a 61-year-old rural Farmington man was critically injured after a rollover ATV accident Wednesday night.

According to reports, Danny Miller was found by a neighbor off Old Fredericktown Road outside at about 9 p.m. He had been lying on the ground in the cold for approximately two hours. 

He was airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital for critical back, neck and other injuries. He was not been wearing a helmet at the time the accident occurred.

In a separate incident, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 72-year-old Betty Moritz was traveling westbound on Highway 8 early Thursday morning when she attempted to make a left turn onto Hunt Road near the Leadwood city limits.

Moritz’s car traveled into the path of a vehicle being driven eastbound by 42-year-old Selena Cartwright.

Moritz and 21-year-old passenger Thomase Moritz both received moderate injuries and were taken to Parkland Health Center by ambulance. Neither were wearing their seatbelts.

Cartwright was taken to Mercy Jefferson for treatment.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or

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