Hwy. 60 open after crash, medical helicopter intakes debris near Ellsinore

Published: Sep. 3, 2013 at 10:22 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 4, 2013 at 12:28 AM CDT
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(Source: Carter County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Carter County Sheriff's Office)

Highway 60 has been reopened after a crash near Ellsinore.

According to Sgt. Marty Elmore with the Missouri Highway Patrol, Kyle L. Slavins, 23, of Dexter was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty northbound on a side road near Hwy. 60.

According to the Highway Patrol, Slavins pulled into the path of a 2010 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Gary L. Kenney, 68, of Van Burn going westbound on Hwy. 60.

ELLSINORE, MO (KFVS) - A medical helicopter landed on the road and upon take off, it inhaled something, possibly a road sign into its engine, according to Elmore.

The helicopter had to land back on the road. Elmore says no one injured in that incident. Slavins was on the helicopter, but was driven to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Kenney had minor injuries and was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Hwy. 60 westbound was closed until the helicopter could be inspected. According to the Highway Patrol, the helicopter was towed off the roadway.

Traffic was being detoured down Route V.

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