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Friday night accident on Highway 171 injures two, one seriously

Two drivers were injured, one seriously, in an accident involving three cars on Missouri 171, about two miles north of Carl Junction just before 10 Friday night.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when a Peterbuilt Truck driven by 46-year-old Jereme N. Postpitchal of Kansas City hit the rear of a vehicle driven by 38-year-old Paola S. Aguilar-Nunez of Webb City.

Her vehicle then hit the rear of a vehicle driven by 62-year-old Anthony M. Johnson of Pittsburg, Kansas.

Johnson suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a Pittsburg hospital.

Aguilar-Nunez was seriously injured. She was transported to a hospital in Joplin.

Postpitchal was not injured.

The Highway Patrol says all three drivers were wearing safety devices.

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