Crash kills one, sends 7 others to hospital | News
A crash Saturday morning killed one person and sent seven others, including six from the Bootheel, to the hospital.
The crash happened at 7:33 a.m. on Highway 72, east of Highway F in Madison County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire driven by David Gaines, 27, of Patton crossed the centerline and struck a 2008 GMC Yukon driven by Anna Hillburn, 18, of Kennett head-on.
Gaines was airlifted to Barnes-Jewish Medical Center in St.Louis where he died of his injuries two hours later. His passenger, 3-year-old Avery Gaines of Patton, was airlifted to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis in serious condition.
Hillburn and five passengers suffered minor injuries. They were taken by private car to St. Francis Medical Center where they were treated and released.