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Man flown to hospital after crash in Washington County, Mo.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A Washington County man was seriously injured in a two car crash on Sunday morning.

It happened around 10:45 a.m. on Highway 47 at Route E.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, a car driven by Winthie N. Couch, 70, of Cadet failed to notice a car driven by Russell D. Halbert, 22, of Cadet and tried cross Highway 47.

Troopers say the front of Couch's car then hit Halbert's car.  Halbert's car then went off the west side of the road and overturned, coming to a rest on its roof.

Halbert received serious injuries and was flown by air ambulance to a St. Louis area hospital.

A passenger in Halbert's car, Tara A. Yarberough, 16, of Cadet received minor injuries and was taken by EMS to a Jefferson County, Mo. hospital.

Halbert and Yarberough were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, according to troopers.

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