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PARNELL, Mo. — Three males suffered injuries in a head-on collision Sunday, Jan. 12 on Missouri Highway 46 in Parnell.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the wreck occurred as a 2005 Chevrolet 2500 driven by David Auffert, 58, of Parnell, attempted to make a left turn onto Armstrong Road from Missouri Highway 46, failed to yield to a 1998 Toyota Tacoma driven by Ronald Petersen 57, of Grant City, and caused a head-on collision.

Both vehicles came to rest in the middle of Highway 46 blocking both lanes of traffic. According to the report, both vehicles were totaled. The Chevrolet was towed from the scene by Shell’s Towing of Maryville. The Toyota was towed from the scene by Walker Body Shop & Towing.

Auffert, 58, and a male child, 11, of Maryville, were transported to Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville by private vehicle and Petersen, was transported by ambulance to the hospital with serious injuries.

The juvenile and Petersen are listed in the report has wearing safety devices, while Auffert is listed as not wearing one.

The accident was investigated by Trooper A.J. Kempa, who was assisted at the scene by the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office, Parnell Fire Department and Nodaway County Ambulance District.

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