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COLE COUNTY, Mo.- Early this morning the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to an accident reported on Route M at Kleffner Ridge Road in Cole County. According to the accident report Cody Stegemann, 19, of Jefferson City, Mo. was eastbound on Route M when he crossed the center line. Wayne Verslues, 57, also of Jefferson City, Mo., attempted to avoid Stegemann by veering left at the same time Stegemann veered right causing both vehicles to colide head on.

Stegemann sustained serious injuries during the accident and was transported by Cole County EMS to University Hospital. Verslues suffered minor injuries and was transported by Cole County EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital.