CALDWELL COUNTY, MO – Cowgill residents were involved in a serious collision this morning in Caldwell County.

Missouri State Troopers, in a crash report, say Justin Blakey, 18, was the driver of a vehicle that reportedly failed to yield at an intersection, 2.5 miles east of Cowgill, on Route 116. The vehicle also turned wide into the path of a second vehicle. During the collision, a passenger, Riley Coon, 18, was ejected.

Coon and Blakely were taken by LifeFlight to Truman Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, Michael Clark, 25, refused treatment for minor injuries.