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Rayville, MO: Gerald Elliott, Judith Pridgen Injured in Head-On Car Accident


Rayville, MO- Just before noon Wednesday, Gerald Elliott, 73, and Judith Pridgen, 68, were injured in a head-on collision in Rayville, MO.

According to reports from local officials, Mr. Elliott was driving his 2000 Chevy 1500 eastbound on W. 141st St, when his vehicle was struck head-on by a 2014 Ford Escape, driven by Ms. Pridgen. Both drivers sustained serious injuries in the accident and were taken to nearby Liberty Hospital.

The same reports mention that, for reasons unknown, Ms. Pridgen was travelling westbound in the eastbound lane. The severity of the crash was compounded by the fact that it reportedly occurred at the crest of the hill, which would have left both drivers with very little time to react. It also appears that Mr. Elliott was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

There is no update on the current condition of either driver, nor is there any information about whether the investigation into the accident is ongoing. We also don’t know what citations may be issued or charges pressed.

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