A young Adair Co.woman was taken to the hospital on Fri. following a wreck on Hwy 206.
The Adair Sheriff's Office responded to the single vehicle wreck just before midnight 9 miles from Columbia on Liberty Road (Hwy. 206). 20-year-old Samantha Ballou of Columbia was operating her 2000 Grand Am when she lost control in the S curves before spinning out and running through a fence owned by Ray Holmes.
Ballou was transported to Westlake via EMS for possible glass shards in her eye, Adair Search and Rescue also responded to the scene.
Tpr. Morris Farris is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Fri. afternoon in Marion Co. that claimed the life of a Marion Co. teen.
The accident occured at 12:00 PM EDT on US 68, 3 miles east of Lebanon.
18-year-old Joseph L. Osbourn of Lebanon, was traveling west on US 68, operating a 2010 Pontiac G6 when he crossed the centerline and entered the eastbound traffic lane. 44-year-old Roy M. Burchett, of Gravel Switch, was traveling east on US 68 operating a 2000 Ford Van.
Osbourn attempted to avoid a collision and drove off of the eastbound side of the roadway where the vehicle overturned several times. Osbourn was wearing a seatbelt and refused treatment at the scene. A passenger, 18-year-old Justin Wheatley, of Loretto, was also wearing a seatbelt and refused treatment. Another passenger, 19-year-old Colin D. Whitfill, of Lebanon, was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at Springview hospital by the Marion County coroner at 1:33 PM EDT.
Burchett also attempted to avoid the head-on collision and steered his vehicle into the westbound lane. The 2 vehicles slapped mirrors on the passenger sides and Burchett was able to keep control of his vehicle. He and a passenger, 34-year-old Elizabeth Burchett, of Gravel Switch were not injured.
Trooper Farris was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriffs Department and Marion County EMS.