Butler Co. crash sends two to the hospital with injuries

By Heartland News

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - A car crash lands two in the hospital Friday afternoon near Butler County.

It happened right around 2 p.m. on U.S. 60, 10 miles west of Poplar Bluff.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 73-year-old Erskin Nelson of Poplar Bluff was slowing to make a right turn when he was rear-ended by another car driven by 34-year-old John Jones of Dudley.

Nelson was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital for treatment.

Jones was unharmed, but a passenger in his car, 28-year-old Amanda Jones did sustain moderate injuries in the crash.

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