A single vehicle crash Sunday morning in Nodaway County sent two men to the hospital. 23 year old Ronald E Cook of Clearmont was northbound on Fairway Road, 2 miles north of Clearmont, just south of Route JJ. Cook lost control on the gravel and overturned. His passenger, 28 year old Duane W Hankins of Clearmont was partially ejected. Hankins was taken by Clarinda Ambulance to Clarinda Regional Health Center and then airlifted to Nebraska Medicine Hospital in Omaha. Cook was taken by Nodaway County Ambulance to St Francis Hospital in Maryville. Neither occupants were wearing seatbelts.
Cook was also arrested by Missouri State Patrol on three charges that included driving while intoxicated, operating without a valid license and operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner resulting in an accident.