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Serious Injury Accident Near Laclede

A blown tire resulted in a single-vehicle accident in Linn County Tuesday afternoon and a passenger with serious injuries.  State Troopers report 22-year-old Allie Cole of Los Angeles, California had serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia following the accident at about 3:25 pm on US 36, just west of Laclede.  According to the report, Cole was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Sydney Waddell of Los Angeles.  Waddell was eastbound and blew a tire, lost control, and ran off the road.  The vehicle struck the ditch and overturned.  They were wearing safety belts.