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Pedestrian hit by pickup on Route OO

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Missouri State Highway Patrol

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), a Fredericktown man was injured after being struck by a pickup truck Wednesday evening on Route OO, four miles north of Fredericktown in Madison County.

The MSHP report states that at 9:28 p.m., a northbound 2000 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Melanie R. Knox, 41, of Fredericktown, struck Richard M. Dawson, 18, in the roadway.

Dawson was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital St. Louis where he was treated for serious injuries, according to MSHP.

In a separate accident, a Farmington man was moderately injured Thursday morning in Franklin County, according to a MSHP report.

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At 7:25 a.m., the patrol report states, a 2008 Buick Lucerne driven by Kevin R. Williams, 39, of Washington, was stopped on MO-47 northbound to make a left turn near Timberview Drive. A 2016 Nissan Juke driven by Jason A. Grindstaff, 46, of Farmington, began to stop for the Buick.

The report said the front of a 2013 GMC Savana driven by Travis E. Umfress, 28, of St. Clair, struck the rear of the Nissan and the Nissan traveled off the right side of the roadway. The GMC continued to skid and hit the rear of the Buick, crossed the center of the roadway, and came to a stop.

The patrol report states Grindstaff was taken to Mercy Hospital Washington by Union Ambulance.

Williams and Umfress were not injured. All three were reportedly wearing seat belts.

Damage to the Nissan was listed as "total" and to the Buick and GMC was listed as "extensive."

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