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Woman, 2 grandchildren injured in 1-car accident

Staff writer

Three people were injured in a one-car accident Nov. 5 near 40th and Old Mill Rds.

Betty Ford, Peabody, was driving eastbound on 40th Rd. when she lost control of her vehicle at the intersection of 40th and Old Mill Rds. as she slowed for a stop sign. Her grandchildren Taylor Henderson, 18, and Joshua Henderson, 17, were with her.

The car crossed Old Mill Rd. and turned over into the ditch at the southeast corner of the intersection. Taylor Henderson was ejected from the car and her lower torso was pinned beneath it according Henderson’s aunt, Kelly Laramore.

Marion County Sheriff’s officers and ambulances from Peabody, Florence, and Marion responded to the accident.

Florence and Marion EMS transported Ford and Joshua Henderson to Newton Medical Center with possible injuries.

Peabody EMS remained at the scene with Taylor Henderson until a medical helicopter arrived to transport her to Wesley Medical Center. She had serious leg and hip injuries and has undergone two surgeries. As of press time, she remains a patient at Wesley Medical Center.

Last modified Nov. 10, 2015

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