November 9, 2017

Two men hurt in Highway 51 crash

JEFFERSON CITY -- Two persons suffered moderate injuries in a traffic crash on Highway 51 in Perry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 27-year-old Darryl L. Barks of Greenville and 39-year-old John W. Nunnery of Silva were taken to St. Louis hospitals by Air Evac helicopters.

The patrol says the crash happened when a 1997 Ford F350 driven by 29-year-old Joshua L. Jones of Perryville slowed to make a left turn and was struck in the rear by a 1994 Mazda B2300 driven by Nunnery. Barks was a passenger in the Mazda. The patrol says neither occupant was buckled up.

The crash happened about 10:20 a.m. at Perry County Road 620.

The Mazda was a total loss. The F350 had minor damage and was driven from the scene.