Residents of New London, Mexico and Clark, Mo., were injured in a rural Monroe County, Mo., collision at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, July 2.

Residents of New London, Mexico and Clark, Mo., were injured in a rural Monroe County, Mo., collision at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, July 2.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported James L. Williams, 44, of Mexico, Mo., was driving a northbound 2012 Dodge Journey and failed to stop at a stop sign at the junction of Routes D and Z, five miles west of Santa Fe, Mo.

Officers said an eastbound 2016 Dodge 1500 driven by Terri D. Fike, 28, of Clark hit the left side of the Williams vehicle, and both stopped in a field.

Williams and his passenger, Jami P. Williams, 46, of Mexico, suffered moderate injures and were flown to the University Hospital in Columbia.

Terri Fike and one passenger, Erica L. Lake, 28, of New London, suffered moderate injures and went by ambulance to the University Hospital.

Fike's passenger Kevin W. Fike, 31, of Clark, had minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene.

It was unknown if James Williams was wearing a seat belt, and all other occupants of both vehicles were using safety devices.

The State Patrol was assisted at the scene by a conservation agent, a park ranger, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and the Monroe County Volunteer Fire Department.