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Four injured in head-on wreck near New Melle

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NEW MELLE, Mo. ( – Four people were injured when the vehicles they were riding in collided during a head-on accident in New Melle Wednesday afternoon.

Two women, ages 72 and 66, were airlifted to Mercy Hospital and are in serious condition. Two men, both 19, were taken to St. Joseph West Hospital by ambulance and are in moderate condition.

Authorities said the accident happened on Route T, just north of Lippold Lane just before 3:30 p.m.

According to authorities, the two men were traveling southbound in a 2002 Audi on Route T. As the driver of the Audi tried to pass other cars traveling southbound, the vehicle crossed over into the northbound lanes, hitting a 2001 Honda traveling northbound.

Both cars were totaled.

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