Hillsboro woman seriously injured in Highway 8 crash

POTOSI, MO – A 40-year-old Hillsboro woman sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash on eastbound Highway 8 on Sunday night.

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Rachael L. Nelson was traveling east on Highway 8 in a 2009 Pontiac G6. She lost control in a turn causing the vehicle to travel off the right side of the road. The Pontiac hit a telephone pole and tree at 11797 Highway 8 around 8:30 p.m.

Nelson was transported to Mercy Hospital South. She was not wearing a seat belt.

The Pontiac was totaled.

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