2 children hurt when car crashes into tree in Maries County

VIENNA, MO (MARIES COUNTY) – Two little girls were injured when a vehicle collided with a tree in Maries County yesterday evening, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at 35812 Highway 63 at 5:08 p.m., when the driver of a 2018 Jeep Cherokee, 18-year-old Vienna resident Madison R. Backues, went off the right side of the highway.

The vehicle then collided with a tree, resulting in the injury of two passengers.

The victims, a 6-year-old girl and a 7-year-old girl, both from Vienna, were taken to the hospital in Rolla for the treatment of minor injuries.

Backues was not reported as injured.

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