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Nov. 15, 2011HOLT COUNTY, MO |  By: Swetnam


Two men are injured after an ATV accident in Holt county last weekend.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 42 year old Darren Markt of Oregon, Missouri and 44 year old Brian Caton of Mound City, Missouri were driving two all-terrain vehicles through a field about two miles west of forest city. Caton reportedly attempted to pass in front of Markt but ended up striking the right front end of Markt's ATV. Both men were ejected as their vehicles each flipped over. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Caton was not wearing a helmet and was transported by life-net air ambulance to Heartland Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. Reports show Markt suffered minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene.