Benton girl injured in accident

Saturday, February 23, 2002

BENTON, Mo. -- A Benton teen-ager sustained moderate injuries Friday in an accident just east of Benton.

Valerie Harp, 17, was taken to St. Francis Medical Center after the 4:45 p.m. accident on Highway 77, two miles east of Benton.

The driver of the other vehicle was Alvin Blades, 66, of Oran, Mo. He was not injured.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Blades vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and traveled into the path of the Harp vehicle.