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Monday, May 31, 2021

Three people injured in Bates County rollover accident

On May 31st around 5:49 p.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident in the southbound lanes of I-49 near mile marker 121.4 around the Rich Hill area.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2006 Chrysler 300 driven by 44 year old Brian E. Ruth of Lamar, Missouri traveled off the roadway and across the outer road striking a tree before overturning.

Two female juvenile passengers in this vehicle sustained minor injuries and Mr. Ruth sustained moderate injuries with all three being transported by ambulance to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Douty's Tow of Butler.