Two injured in Madisonville wreck

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle collision in Madisonville Sunday near the intersection of Nebo Road and Happy Lane.

According to a news release from the Madisonville Police Department, a vehicle operated by 60-year old Steve Collins of Clay was travelling south on Nebo Road when crossed the center line and sideswiped a vehicle driven by 56-year Lou Ayers of Clay. Ayers was able to come to a stop in the median, but Collins’ vehicle continued into the northbound lane and collided head on with a vehicle driven by 44-year old Jeffrey Hibbs of Sturgis.

Both Hibbs and Ayers were transported to Baptist Health Hospital for treatment of injuries. Collins was uninjured.

Nebo Fire Department and Manitou Fire Department assisted at the scene, due to Hibbs’ vehicle having heavy black smoke coming from it.