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Two seriously injured

Two people were seriously injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at 4:30 p.m. on Highway 21 at Route H, 5 miles south of Ellington.

Brian Ottwell, 18, of Ellington was westbound in a 2004 Dodge Durango. The Highway Patrol said he pulled out in front of a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado that was driven by Robert L. Shipman, 71, of Ellington.

Both vehicles were totaled.

Ottwell was seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Marla E. Shipman, 68, of Ellington was seriously injured. She was flown by air ambulance to a St. Louis hospital. No injuries were reported for Robert Shipman.


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