HOWARD COUNTY, Mo – A Howard County crash severely injured a driver near New Franklin city limits early Friday morning.

Highway Patrol responded to Route P east of New Franklin, where a vehicle driven by Dakota Welborn, 33, of Fayette, allegedly crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head on. The other driver, Krystin Bartley, 20, was seriously injured, and transported by air to University Hospital. She was reportedly not wearing a safety device.