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A Waverly couple was injured when their pickup collided with a semi in northwest Missouri over the weekend.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the Iowans as 78-year-old Paula Grant and 75-year-old Richard Grant, who were both taken by ambulance to Mosiac Life Care Hospital in St. Joseph, Mo. Authorities described the injuries to Richard Grant as serious and to Paula Grant as moderate. Officials did not release their conditions.

The crash happened Sunday around 11:45 AM at an intersection in King City, a small town in Gentry County located about 80 miles north of Kansas City and 30 miles northeast of St. Joseph.

According to a crash report, the Grants' westbound pickup was traveling from Missouri Route Z onto State Highway 48. Authorities reported that the pickup, driven by Paula Grant, stopped at the signed intersection but failed to yield to the semi, which was northbound on U.S. Highway 169.

Officials said the semi struck the rear driver's side of the pickup. After impact, the pickup slid off the side of the highway and struck a fire hydrant before coming to a rest. The semi came to rest on the side of the highway.

The accident report identified the semi driver as Christopher Allenbrand of Stanberry, Mo., who escaped injury in the collision.

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