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Two Kansas City Residents Hurt In Crash On I-57 South of Mt. Vernon

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Two Kansas City, Kansas residents were injured when the driver fell asleep and ran off Interstate 57 between Bonnie and Ina early Sunday morning.  

State Police say 62-year-old Charlie Taylor, Junior was northbound when he apparently fell asleep, left the roadway near the median before crossing back over both northbound lanes and then exiting the eastside of the highway.  The car struck a tree before coming to a stop.  

A passenger in the car, 57-year-old Linda Taylor, was trapped in the car and had to be extricated by Jefferson Rural Firemen.  Fire officials say it took nearly an hour to free Linda who had both legs trapped under the dashboard.   

Both Charlie and Linda Taylor were taken to Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon for treatment.  

Charlie Taylor Junior was ticketed for unlawfully driving on the shoulder.  

The wreck occurred at 4:40 Sunday morning. 

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