UPDATE: (08/24/19) 6:15 p.m. – The Missouri Highway Patrol has released information about a Saline County crash reported earlier today by KMZU. Shortly before 11:00 a.m. a southbound vehcile driven by David Griffitt, 79, of Slater, crossed the center line of Lotus Avenue at Route C and struck Kevin Brumley, 29, also of Slater, head on. Brumley’s vehicle then overturned. Both drivers and a passenger in Griffitt’s vehicle, Cynthia Griffitt, 73, all received serious injuries. Brumley and Mrs. Griffitt were life-flighted to Columbia while Mr. Griffitt was transported by Slater EMS.
Saline County MO Authorities from Saline County tell KMZU they had to extricate a man from the two car head on collision earlier this morning. The accident happened on Lotus Avenue near Highway C. Two people were air transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation.