RIDGEDALE, Mo. -

Two people were hurt in a head on crash near Ridgedale in Taney County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the accident happened when a Mustang crossed the center line and collided with a Dodge Ram pickup on Missouri Route 86 near Jones Road.

Crews from the Western Taney County Fire District needed hydraulic rescue tools to free the 16-year driver of the Mustang. The Patrol reports he suffered serious injuries in the crash. He was taken by air ambulance to a Springfield hospital. The driver of the pickup also suffered moderate injuries and taken by ambulance to a Springfield hospital.

The wreck closed the road for about an hour.