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Chillicothe Residents Injured In One of Two Accidents Thursday

Two Chillicothe residents were injured in an accident on Highway 152 in Platte County Thursday morning.  State Troopers report 51-year-old Gary W Karnes and 61-year-old Buddy R Ewing, both of Chillicothe, were taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment of minor injuries following the accident at about 10:20 am.  According to the report, the two were passengers in a vehicle driven by 40-year-old Jeffery Gillespie of Chillicothe, when they were eastbound and were struck from behind by a Platte City resident, 48-year-old Kelly Rottinghaus.

Gillespie was not injured.  Rottinghaus had minor injuries and was also taken to Liberty Hospital.


A Marshal resident had minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident in Chariton county Thursday evening.  State Troopers report 40-year-old Dustin Y Cross of Marshal was eastbound on Route E near Rothville when he ran off the road and struck a bridge rail.  His vehicle became airborne, landing off the roadway.  Cross was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment.

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