Vehicle overturns after crashing into embankment

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Crews work to extricate a patient from the vehicle.

UPDATE:  The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the names of the driver and occupant and a cause for this morning's crash.  Amanda C. Reynolds, 27, of New Haven was driving "too fast for the wet road conditions" according to the MSHP.  The occupant in the vehicle was two-year-old Amelia Reynolds, also of New Haven.  The driver was wearing her seat belt.

New Haven, Mo.
– Monday morning at 8:33 a.m., emergency crews responded to a vehicle accident on Highway C, just north of Boeuf Lutheran Road.

According to an individual traveling south on Highway C who witnessed the crash, the driver of a Ford Focus was traveling north on Highway C when they began “fish tailing” after driving out of a curve.

The vehicle then drove off the right side of the highway, hitting a small embankment, causing the vehicle to overturn.  The witness was traveling south on Highway C.

New Haven EMS and New Haven Firefighters were forced to extricate one patient from the overturned Ford Focus.  The second patient was outside the vehicle when emergency crews arrived on the scene.

Both patients sustained minor injuries and were transported to Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo.

The names of the driver and passenger will be released once the Missouri State High Patrol completes their investigation.