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Several injured in accidents

Several individuals were injured in separate accidents the last few days throughout the area.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, David Moussette, 35, of Potosi, was injured in a one-vehicle crash Friday at 8 a.m. on Highway 185.

Moussette was driving his 2000 Buick LeSabre northbound on Highway 185 at Pieper Road when the vehicle went off the right side of the road, over-corrected, crossed the centerline and overturned striking a fence. The vehicle then caught fire.

Moussette was not wearing his seat belt and was taken to Washington County Memorial Hospital by Washington County Ambulance with moderate injuries.

In an unrelated accident Thursday at 4:10 p.m., two men were injured in a single-vehicle crash in Jefferson County.

According to the patrol report, Travis Barton, 30, of Blackwell, was driving his 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer southbound on U.S. 67 just north of Highway 110 when he attempted to pass another vehicle in the center median. He lost control of his SUV and overturned.

Barton and his passenger, Lisa Johnson, 37, of Pacific, were not wearing their seat belts and both were taken to St. Anthony’s Medical Center by Joachim Plattin Ambulance with serious injuries.

On Wednesday, a Bismarck man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Washington County.

According to the report, Justin Johnston, 38, was driving his 2017 Toyota 4-Runner southbound in the 17,000 block of Highway 21 when it went off the right side of the road and struck a tree.

It’s unknown if Johnston was wearing his seat belt and he was airlifted by Air Evac to Barnes Jewish Hospital with serious injuries.

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

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