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By Echo Menges
A Hurdland woman was moderately injured in an ice covered roadway crash on Monday, January 10, 2022.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Report, Marlene L. Caldwell, 61, of Hurdland, was driving a 2011 Dodge Dakota southbound on Highway 11 approximately 11 miles north of Kirksville.
Caldwell lost control of her vehicle on the ice covered roadway, slid off the left side of the road, hit a ditch and overturned.
The MSHP, the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Kirksville Ambulance and Kirksville Fire Department responded to the crash.
Caldwell was transported to the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville with moderate injuries.
According to bystander Dakota Downing, the driver was hanging upside down in the vehicle immediately following the crash. She was being held in by her seatbelt and bystanders opted to wait for emergency responders before moving her – fearing her injuries would worsen.
“The highway was covered in ice. It was hard to get to her,” said bystander Dakota Downing. “We waited for ambulance crews because she was hurt.”
According to Downing, the road remained closed until MoDOT crews could treat the ice that caused the crash.