UPDATE: Names in Novinger rollover released

    One driver was cited for careless and imprudent driving involving a crash (KTVO)

    UPDATE: The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the names of those involved in Thursday evening's crash one mile west of Novinger, along with further details about how it happened.

    Troopers said a vehicle driven by Yannick Itombo, 40, of Kirksville, was eastbound on Highway 6. Authorities said Itombo began passing vehicles on a hill crest.

    When he attempted to merge back into the right-hand lane, he struck another vehicle in the side. That car was driven by Tracie Waley, 38, of Novinger.

    Waley and Itombo were not injured.

    The impact caused Itombo's vehicle to leave the highway and go down a steep embankment where it overturned and came to rest on its side.

    Two of Itombo's passengers were injured. Yannick Kololo, 21, of Kirksville, suffered moderate injuries. Rossy Sefu, 28, also from Kirksville, suffered minor injuries.

    Both were taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment.

    According to the online crash report, all four people involved in the crash were wearing a seat belt.


    A crash causing injuries happened around 6:15 p.m. Thursday just west of Novinger on Highway 6.

    A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper told KTVO at the scene that two vehicles were involved.

    The first vehicle was eastbound on Highway 6, passing vehicles on a hill crest.

    The second vehicle was turning eastbound onto Highway 6 from a gravel road when the two vehicles collided.

    The impact caused the first vehicle to overturn off the road, landing on its side in a steep ditch.

    There were injuries reported in that vehicle, and the driver was cited for Careless and Imprudent Driving Involving a Crash.

    No one was injured in the second vehicle, but it did have damage to its back side.

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