SIKESTON -- Two people were injured in a two-car collision early Tuesday morning in New Madrid County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 7:20 a.m. one-half mile south of Sikeston. Derek L. McKown, 26, of Sikeston was northbound on Highway 61 when he crossed the centerline, striking the southbound vehicle driven by Grant A. Atchley, 26, of New Madrid.
McKown was seriously injured and transported by air ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Atchley sustained moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston for treatment.