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Serious Injuries In Ray County Head-on Collision


A two-vehicle crash in Ray County left one driver with serious injuries Thursday morning.  State Troopers report 24-year-old Chase L Ballard of Camden was taken to Research Medical Center with serious injuries.  According to the updated police report, at about 9:00 am, Ballard was northbound on Highway 13 when he slid on the ice, crossing the centerline and running head-on into a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Braxton L Mellon of Polo.  According to the report, Mellon’s vehicle caught fire and burned.  Mellon was not injured in the crash.