Melanie D. Gordon, 40, of Monroe City, Mo., suffered serious injuries when her car hit a tree at 4:55 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in Audrain County. She went by ambulance to Audrain Medical Center.

Melanie D. Gordon, 40, of Monroe City, Mo., suffered serious injuries when her car hit a tree at 4:55 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in Audrain County. She went by ambulance to Audrain Medical Center.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Gordon was driving a 1999 Ford Mustang on state Highway 15 near Audrain County Road 320, when went off the left side of the road and hit a tree. She was using a safety device.