Two people, including a Ravenwood man, were injured Thursday in a three-vehicle accident on Highway 136 two miles east of Conception. The wreck occurred around 5 p.m.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Scott A. Holt, 40, Independence, was eastbound in a 1992 Buick Park Avenue when he crossed into the westbound lane to avoid slow-moving traffic.
The attempt to pass caused a head-on collision when Holt's vehicle struck a westbound 2000 Ford Ranger driven by Byron N. Miller, 80, Ravenwood.
A third vehicle, an eastbound 2007 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Justin P. Walker, 35, Albany, was struck by debris from the wreck. Walker was able to bring the automobile to controlled stop on the shoulder of the eastbound lane.
The patrol reported that Miller, who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered moderate injuries but nevertheless declined medical treatment. Holt, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered minor injuries and also refused assistance. Walker was not hurt.
Both the Buick and the Ford pickup were totaled and had to be towed from the scene. Walker's Chevrolet sustained minor damage and remained drivable.
Troopers D.R. Reuter and T.B. Ziegler were assisted in working the accident by the Nodaway County Sheriff's Department, Nodaway County Ambulance and Tri-C Fire and Rescue.
The collision was the second serious accident along the same stretch of Highway 136 in as many days.
On Wednesday, Rachel N. Clark, 28, Albany, was two miles east of Ravenwood when she traveled off the west shoulder of the highway, overcorrected, then tumbled over a steep bank on the opposite side of the pavement.
According to the patrol, Clark suffered moderate injuries, as did her infant daughter, Delaney.