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One Killed and Family of Five Injured in Cole County Accident

A Holts Summit man is dead and a family of five is hospitalized following a two vehicle accident in Cole County. The accident occurred shortly after 3 pm Friday on westbound Highway 54 at the intersection of Route D. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol a vehicle driven by 71-year old John Hannan attempted to cross Highway 54 from Route D. Hannan’s vehicle pulled into the path of a second vehicle driven by 42-year old Bryan Taylor of Winchester, Illinois resulting in a collision. Hannan was pronounced dead at the scene. Taylor suffered moderate injuries in the accident. Taylor’s wife, 37-year old Molly Taylor suffered serious injuries as did one of their 13-year old sons. Their other sons, a 13-year old and an 8-year old both suffered minor injuries. The entire family was transported to Columbia for treatment. While the children were wearing seat belts, both Molly and Bryan Taylor weren’t.

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