Three injured in ATV rollover crash

MGN Online

The 4th of July weekend got off to a tragic start in northeast Missouri Thursday evening.

Just before 6 p.m., an all-terrain vehicle with three people on it overturned in Schuyler County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said it happened on Route U five miles south of Lancaster.

The 2014 Polaris Ranger was driven by Cheryl Smith, 57, of Queen City.

Investigators said Smith lost control of the vehicle, and it rolled several times, coming to rest on its top off the roadway.

Two passengers were seriously hurt.

They are Tacey Hill, 6, of Queen City and Ethel Saulsbury, 85, of Lancaster.

Hill was thrown from the ATV.

She was taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of serious injuries.

Just after 9 p.m., she was transferred by medical helicopter to a Columbia hospital.

Saulsbury was taken from the scene by Air Evac to Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Smith received moderate injuries.

She was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment.