3 injured in single-vehicle crash in Macon County

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WARRENSBURG - The Macon County Sheriff's Office says three people were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Warrensburg July 20.

Authorities say at about 8:45 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a crash with injuries near the intersection of Route 121 and Lincoln Memorial Parkway.  Upon arriving, deputies say they found a 1997 Buick Century with extensive damage in a cornfield on the northeast side of the intersection.

According to a preliminary investigation and witness interviews, Macon County deputies say it was determined that the Buick was traveling southeast on Route 121 when it passed another vehicle traveling in the same direction.  Police say another vehicle was traveling northwest on Route 121, and that the Buick quickly swerved in front the vehicle it was passing, and subsequently lost control.

Authorities say the Buick crossed over the center line, went into a bean field, and began to roll over multiple times, crossing Lincoln Memorial Parkway in the process before coming to rest in a cornfield.  Deputies say three individuals were in the Buick at the time of the crash.

The 25-year-old driver of the Buick was extricated from the vehicle and taken to a local hospital, while the other two passengers, a 29-year-old and 26-year-old, were ejected from the vehicle during the crash, and were transported to area hospitals.  The driver and the 29-year-old passenger are currently listed as in critical condition, while the 26-year-old passenger is listed as in stable condition.

This incident is still under investigation by the Macon County Sheriff's Office.  We will provide more updates as they become available.

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