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Car crash in northeast Missouri sends three people to hospital, including toddler

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened on Highway 36, about a mile west of Lakenan in Shelby County. (Courtesy: Edina Sentinel. Photo by Marlana Bonnell.)

Three people were hurt, including a toddler, in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 5:45 p.m. on Highway 36, about a mile west of Lakenan in Shelby County.

Troopers say a spray truck driven by Hurley Schwieter, 76, of Shelbyville, Missouri, pulled out of a driveway and was rear-ended by an SUV.

That vehicle was driven by Kristin Lyon, 36, of Lawrence, Kansas. Lyon was seriously injured in the crash and was flown to University Hospital in Columbia.

Lyon’s two-year-old son, Bennett, was also injured. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries.

Schwieter received moderate injuries in the crash and was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital.

According to the crash report, all three were wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Monroe City Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Shelbina Fire Department.

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