COLE COUNTY, Mo. — Two California, Missouri residents were injured in an accident after going a high rate of speed in their vehicle.

After an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, officials found that 26 year old Matthew Brauner was Northbound on Rabbit Run Road near Rabbit Ridge in Cole County at 10:00 last (Fri) night when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle skidded off the right side of the roadway, struck the ground, became airborne, and collided with a utility pole.

Brauner refused treatment for minor injuries at the scene. A passenger, 22 year old Brooke Ziehmer sustained serious injuries. She was transported by Staff for Life to University Hospital for treatment.