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5-year-old girl suffers serious injuries in multi-vehicle crash in Sedalia

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Several people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Friday morning on eastbound Highway 50 in Sedalia at South Engineer Avenue, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.

The crash occurred as a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe – driven by Kayla Blakely, 31, of Houstonia -- failed to stop at a stoplight, hitting a 2022 International truck driven by Brandon Hill, 33, of Sedalia.

After the initial impact, the 2022 International overturned and stopped on top of the Chevy and a 2004 Ford Expedition.

Blakely sustained a moderate injury, while and her passenger, a 5-year-old girl, suffered serious injuries in the crash. The girl was flown to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. The girl was not in a car seat, according to the report. Blakely was brought to Bothwell Regional by ambulance.

Hill also suffered serious injuries and was flown to University Hospital in Columbia, the report states. His passengers – Troy Harms, 42, of Sedalia, and Jacob Weeks, 27, of Sedalia – had minor injuries and were brought to Bothwell Regional by ambulance. None of those three were wearing seatbelts, according to the report.

The driver of the Ford – Ronald Hicken, 66, of Smithon – was wearing a seatbelt and had no reported injuries.

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