Three seriously injured in New Madrid Co. crash

(Source: cNews David Drerup)
(Source: cNews David Drerup)
(Source: cNews David Drerup)
(Source: cNews David Drerup)
(Source: cNews David Drerup)
(Source: cNews David Drerup)
(Source: cNews David Drerup)
(Source: cNews David Drerup)

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A car crash seriously injured three people in New Madrid County Tuesday morning.

The crash happened on Missouri 162, about two miles west of Portageville.

Troopers say Christopher Hughes, 31, lost control of his Ford SUV, and slid sideways causing him to hit a Chevy truck head on.

Hughes, the driver of the truck, Clinton Ackridge, 31, and Hughes' passenger Tony Heags, 31, were all seriously hurt.

Ackridge was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.  Hughes and Heags were taken to Pemiscot Memorial Hospital.

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