Two Gasconade County EMS workers injured, one seriously, while responding to Jefferson City crash

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Two crew members of Owensville EMS are injured, one seriously, while responding to a traffic accident in Jefferson City. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened Saturday night, around 8 p.m., on Highway 50 about ten miles east of Linn. 

The patrol says a teen from Linn was attempting to pass a group of vehicles and cut in on the group, striking a SUV.  The SUV overturned into the path of an oncoming ambulance.  The pair collided and traveled off the road into a group of trees.

The ambulance driver, Joshua Opperman, 41, of St. Louis, suffered serious injuries.  His co-worker, Brett Holtmeyer, 36, of Owensville, suffered moderate injuries.  Opperman was flown to a St. Louis hospital for treatment. 

No other injuries were reported.