Ripley County, Missouri — April 24, 2012

A 21-year-old Doniphan woman was injured in a wreck occurring at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday a mile east of her hometown.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred on Missouri Route 142 when the driver of an eastbound 2007 Ford crossed the center line and hit head-on a westbound 1999 Dodge. The crash resulted in minor injuries to Raeann Dasch, who was taken to Ripley County Memorial Hospital, the report says.

Th Ford’s driver, 35-year-old Michael J. Bailey, and the Dodge’s driver, 48-year-old Darren G. Downs, are both from Doniphan and were uninjured, according to the report.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wrong-way drivers are involved in 1.5 percent of all fatal crashes.

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