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Crash on icy Highway 36 injures Brookfield couple

A pickup truck driven by Derek Sturguess, 49, of Brookfield, Missouri, slid out of control on an icy Highway 36 two miles west of Macon on Monday afternoon. (MGN Online)

An afternoon wreck on a slick northeast Missouri highway left a Heartland couple injured.

It happened at 4:40 p.m. Monday on Highway 36, two miles west of Macon.

Troopers said Derek Sturguess, 49, of Brookfield, lost control of his westbound pickup truck on the ice-covered highway.

The truck slid off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned, coming to rest upside down.

Sturguess suffered minor injuries.

His wife, Sherri Johnson-Sturguess, 46, also from Brookfield, suffered serious injuries.

They were taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

Both of them were buckled up when the crash happened.

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