BENTON COUNTY, Mo. — A child is in serious condition after a vehicle accident in Benton County Tuesday morning.

At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, an eastbound vehicle driven by 34-year-old Nicole Long, of Warsaw, crossed eastbound into the path of a northbound vehicle at US 65 and Route T.

Long was moderately injured, and a four-year-old passenger, Ava Long, also of Warsaw, was seriously injured.

Ava was flown to Children’s Mercy Hospital, while Nicole was flown to Truman Medical Center.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, neither Nicole nor Ava were using a safety device at the time of the incident.

No other injuries were reported.