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Three motorists sustained minor injuries and were taken to a Springfield hospital early last week after a two-vehicle accident last Tuesday, Dec. 29, on U.S. 60 in Diggins.

Trooper Austin M. James of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said in his radio report that the 7 p.m. accident on the four-lane highway occurred when 50-year-old Penny L. Ivy of Rogersville, driving a southbound 2014 Honda Odyssey, was yielding to eastbound traffic.

While Ivy was yielding, James’ report said an eastbound 2007 Volkswagen Beetle, driven by Madison G. Bigham, 18, of Mountain View, “lost control of her vehicle, and it began skidding before traveling off the left side of the roadway.”

Bigham’s car then “struck the side” of Ivy’s Honda, then “both vehicles came to rest on the grass median.”

Bigham and Ivy each had what James described as minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

A passenger in Bigham’s car, 18-year-old Alexandria Gallardo of Alvarado, Texas, also sustained minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Cox South, the patrol report said.

All three injured parties were wearing their seatbelts, the patrol report concluded.

Both vehicles were towed from the accident scene by Yates Boys Towing of Seymour.

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