December 17, 2009

Ice Blamed for Crash Near Rutledge

Two Rutledge residents were injured in a one-vehicle accident on Route M west of Rutledge at 1:00 a.m. on December 13th.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Merlin H. Raymer, 19, was eastbound on Route M in a 2003 Ford when he lost control of the vehicle on the ice-covered roadway. The car went off the left side of the roadway where it struck a fence post and then overturned.

Merlin Raymer suffered moderate injuries in the crash and was transported by Scotland County Ambulance to Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

A passenger in the car Louann H. Raymer, 17, sustained minor injuries. She was transported by private vehicle to SCMH.

The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Scotland County Sheriffs Department and Scotland County First Responders.

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