Two Hurt in Crash Outside Birch Tree
Two men were seriously injured in a one-car crash on June 14, reports the Missouri State Highway Patrol. At 1:55 p.m. that afternoon, Richard Drummond, 54, of Birch Tree was driving eastbound on Highway M two miles west of Birch Tree when the vehicle ran off the road. The Chevrolet Trailblazer struck a fence, tree stump, and a tree. Both Drummond and his passenger, Aaron Hardwick, 26, of Winona were seriously injured and were airlifted to medical treatment. Neither man was wearing a seat belt.