Three people injured in Perryville wrong-way crash on PCR 604

PERRYVILLE, MO (PERRY COUNTY) – A man was airlifted to the hospital and another two people were injured Monday in a wrong-way car accident in Perry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on Perry County Road 604, near Missouri Highway 51, at 4:35 p.m., when a 2016 Kia Optima, operated by 19-year-old Deva A. Lyerla of Perryville, crossed over the middle line and into the lane of oncoming traffic.

The front corner of the Optima collided with the front corner of a 2007 Chevrolet 2500 HD, totaling both vehicles.

A passenger in the Chevrolet, 30-year-old Denise D. McMahan, was airlifted to Barnes Jewish Hospital for the treatment of serious wounds.

Lyerla and the driver of the Chevrolet, 45-year-old Logan L. Hancock, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

All three victims were residents of Perryville. None were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

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