PUTNAM COUNTY, MO – A Novinger driver was evacuated from the scene of a vehicle crash by air Thursday afternoon.

State troopers report they were at northbound Highway 149, five miles south of Martinstown, where a vehicle driven by Carolyn Heidenwith, 72, traveled off the right side of the road and into a ditch. The crash report indicates she was not wearing a seatbelt during the accident.

Heidenwith was flown to Northeast Medical Center in Kirksville with injuries described as moderate.