New Florence woman

hurt in Saturday crash

A 44-year-old New Florence woman was seriously injured in a crash that occurred early Saturday morning north of Hermann.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Deanna L. Huffaker was taken by ambulance to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

The patrol said the accident happened at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, on Missouri Highway 19, at Winkelmann Road in Montgomery County.

According to the report, Huffaker's 2004 Ford Escape traveled off the right side of the road, with the driver overcorrecting and the SUV then traveling off the left side. The vehicle then struck a ditch and a tree before overturning.

The patrol was assisted at the scene by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, Hermann Fire and Hermann Ambulance.