Drivers hospitalized after head-on collision near Center

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Two drivers involved in a head-on collision on MO 19 were hospitalized on Sunday.

The crash happened at 9:07 a.m. three miles west of Center, Mo.

Aaron L. Smith, 26, of New London, was driving eastbound on MO 19 when he crossed the center line and struck a car driven by Katie C. Lentz, 19, of Quincy head on.

Smith suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital, while Lentz was transported by Air Evac to Blessing Memorial Hospital for serious injuries.

According to the police report, Lentz was wearing her seatbelt, but it is unknown if Smith was wearing his.

As of 3 p.m. Monday, Lentz is listed in critical condition in the Blessing Hospital Intensive Care Unit.