April 20, 2001

Two Area Women Seriously Injured In Accident Near Edina

A Rutledge woman and her passenger were both seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident at 9:39 p.m. April 12 in Knox County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Tina Brogan, 23, of Rutledge, was northbound on Highway 15, approximately Ĺ mile north of Edina, in a 1989 Ford van when the vehicle struck the east side of a bridge. Brogan apparently lost control of the vehicle as it crossed the road and struck the west side of the bridge before coming to rest in the middle of the road on the bridge.

Brogan was taken by Knox County Ambulance to Northeast Missouri Regional Medical Center in Kirksville with serious injuries. A passenger in the vehicle, 36-year-old Tracy Howes also suffered serious injuries in the crash. She was taken by Knox County Ambulance to Northeast Missouri Regional Medical Center and then Life-Flighted to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

Brogan was arrested for assault in the 2nd degree by vehicular injury; careless and imprudent driving, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway, driving while suspended, and driving while intoxicated.

The Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Edina Fire and Rescue Squad, the Edina Police Department and the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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