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Eight individuals are injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon. 

An accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 8 and Route P on Thursday afternoon has left three individuals seriously injured and five with minor injuries.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Gary Goforth, 23, of Park Hills, was traveling north on Route P. Another vehicle, driven by Clarence Tate, 64, of Mineral Point, was traveling west on Highway 8.

The report states that Gary Goforth attempted to cross over Highway 8, failing to yield to Tate’s vehicle causing Tate’s vehicle to strike Goforth’s vehicle. Both vehicles traveled off the roadway and Tate’s vehicle struck a utility pole.

According to the report, Tate was seriously injured and was transported by St. Francois County Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital South. Tate’s passenger, Farris Dalton, 17, of Mineral Point, was also seriously injured and transported by SFCAD to Mercy Hospital Jefferson. The report states that both Tate and Dalton were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

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The patrol report states that Gary Goforth received minor injuries and was transported by Washington County Ambulance to Parkland Health Center. The report states that he was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

One passenger in Goforth’s car, Melissa Randolph, 34, of Bonne Terre, received serious injuries and was transported by SFCAD to Parkland Health Center. The report states that Randolph was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Another passenger, Katrina Goforth, 23, of Park Hills, received minor injuries and was transported by Washington County Ambulance to Parkland Health Center.

Three children: Axel Goforth, an infant, Bradley Goforth, 3, and Paisley Goforth, 2, all of Park Hills, were also passengers in the car. The three children received minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to Parkland Health Center. The report indicates that all of the children were in safety devices.

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