Man injured in two-car crash on MO-79 in Clarksville

PIKE COUNTY, MO — A 50-year-old man was injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Missouri State Route 79 in Clarksville, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Trooper D. M. Bochucinski responded to the crash at around 3:45 p.m.

A 2003 Dodge Caravan was traveling northbound on Highway 79 when its driver fell asleep at the wheel, causing it to run off the right side of the roadway and hit an unoccupied A 2019 GMC Yukon that was parked on the side of the road.

The man injured was a passenger in the Caravan and was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. He was transported to Pike County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

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