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story.lead_photo.caption A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper takes measurements while investigating an accident scene. (Archive photo) Photo by News Tribune

Three people were injured in Mid-Missouri crashes Wednesday, including a Henley man hurt in a one-car wreck in Cole County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Anthony M. Alexander, 26, was driving westbound on U.S. 54 one-quarter mile east of Route CC at 10:10 p.m. when his car traveled off the roadway, collided with a road sign and then hit an embankment.

He sustained minor injuries and was transported by personal vehicle to St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, the patrol said. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.

A California man received minor injuries Wednesday afternoon when the car he was driving ran off a Moniteau County road and struck a fence.

The patrol reports Garret L. Porter, 22, was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital following the 3:40 p.m. crash on Missouri 87 one-half mile south of Gier Road. He was not wearing his seat belt.

A Gerald man was hurt at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday when the car he was driving on U.S. 50 at West Anna Lane in Osage County was hit by a tractor trailer.

The patrol said Chance L. Blaine, 20, received moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City following the crash.

His car had slowed to make a left turn when the truck driven by William L. Bailey, 66, of Bloomsdale, failed to slow and struck the driver's side of the car. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

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