Fayette passenger seriously injured in Howard County crash

HOWARD COUNTY, MO – A 29-year-old Fayette passenger sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Missouri 5 on Tuesday morning.

Michael B. Barnette, 57, was traveling north on Missouri 5 in a 1996 Ford F-150, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. Little Charles L. Belsher stood up in the back of the truck and was ejected from the vehicle.

Belsher was transported to University Hospital in Columbia. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Barnette was wearing a seat belt.

The Ford was not damaged.

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