73-year-old driver suffers medical emergency, crashes into tree

CRAWFORD COUNTY, MO – A 73-year-old driver suffered a medical emergency and crashed into a mailbox and tree on North Outer Road on Monday afternoon.

Joan M. King was traveling east on North Outer Road in a 2002 GMC Yukon when she suffered a medical emergency, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. The GMC went off the right side of the road and struck a mailbox. Police report the vehicle then traveled across the road a second time before ultimately crashing into a tree. The crash happened east of Bourbon around 1:33 p.m.

King was transported to Missouri Baptist Hospital for minor injuries. She was not wearing a seat belt.

The GMC sustained minor damages.

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