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03/06/05 - Polk County

Auto Accident Closes Hwy 59 For Two Hours

by Jessica Cervantez

Traffic on Highway 59 in Polk County was shut down for a couple of hours Saturday night after an accident sent a Moscow man by helicopter to a Houston hospital.

The accident happened in Seven Oaks just South of Corrigan at about 10:30 p.m.

According to investigators, an 18-wheeler driven by 40-year-old Travis Barnes of Dayton was crossing Highway 59 from the northbound lane to the southbound lane. A pick-up truck traveling southbound hit the left rear of the trailer. The driver, 81-year-old Kara Hall was transported by helicopter to Houston. He's in critical condition. His passenger, Thelma Colquitt, of Moscow, was taken to a local hospital.

Investigators are still waiting to speak to witnesses.

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