Child ejected during Northland crash

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. - An 8-year-old boy was in serious condition at a local hospital Sunday after he was ejected from the family SUV during a crash Sunday afternoon on Interstate Highway 35 near Pleasant Valley Road.

The crash closed the right lane of northbound I-35 for at least an hour, causing a backup behind the scene.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reported that the vehicle, being driven by 34-year-old Michelle Jones of Kellyville, Okla., slid off the inside part of the road and that the driver then overcorrected, losing control and spinning out into a fence.

Eight-year-old passenger Ryan Jones was ejected during the crash, suffering serious injuries. Both the driver and another passenger, 12-year-old Christopher Jones, were transported by ambulance to area hospitals with moderate injuries.

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