PETTIS COUNTY, Mo. — An accident in Pettis County Monday afternoon sent two Smithton, Missouri residents to the hospital.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Highway 135 at Olive Branch Road at around 4:23 Monday afternoon. A vehicle driven by William A. Sawford, 73, traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch. This caused Sawford’s vehicle to go airborne across another roadway, before hitting a ditch again and coming to rest in a field.

Sawford suffered minor injuries in the accident while a passenger in his vehicle, 65-year-old Donna K. Sawford, suffered moderate injuries. Both were transported to Bothwell Hospital for care.