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Two injured in two-vehicle crash

A two-vehicle accident on Thursday morning in Washington County left two people with moderate injuries.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 10:55 a.m. on Route C, one mile east of Route BB. The report stated Jason L. Draper, 42, of Belgrade, who was driving a 2003 Ford F-350, attempted to make a left turn and turned into the path of a 2009 Kia Sportage being driven by Ruth M. Swyers, 69, also of Belgrade.

Swyers was transported by the Washington County Ambulance District to Washington County Memorial Hospital for medical treatment. Draper was transported by a personal vehicle to Parkland Health Center in Farmington for treatment of his injuries. 

The patrol report indicated Swyers was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, but that Draper was not secured by any safety device. 

Amy Patterson is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3616 or

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