COLE COUNTY, Mo. — A Russellville man in serious condition is among three injured in a Cole County crash Monday afternoon.

At 1:42 p.m. Paul E. Kennedy, 56, and 72-year-old James C. Scrivner, both of Russellville, were waiting to make a left turn from Route AA’s north lane — 221 feet north of Mt. Olive Rd. — when a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Holts Summit resident Devin Backes struck their vehicle from behind.

Cole County EMS transported three injured travelers to University Hospital. Kennedy was diagnosed with critical injuries, while Scrivner and a passenger in Backes’ vehicle, 25-year-old Julia Shipp, of Eldon, were treated for moderate injuries.