Stoddard County crash sends 6 to hospital

STODDARD COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Stoddard County crash sent six people to the hospital Sunday afternoon.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 1:30 on Highway 51 at County Road 470.

Shlisa Whitaker, 33, of Hornersville was stopped to make a left turn.

Jeff Whitehead, 45, of Puxico was driving behind Whitaker and tried to pass while Whitaker was turning.

Whitehead then hit Whitaker's vehicle in the rear.

Whitaker had four passengers in her vehicle: 20-year-old Katherine Pearson, Robert Pearson, 39, Costalina Turner, 35, and an infant, Bowhunter Whitaker.

Whitehead had one passenger, 37-year-old Tina Whitehead.

All were taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

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