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Trooper Rodney Whiles surveys the wreck damage with driver Steven Gregory Calfee after the Thursday wreck on Smithville Highway.
State Trooper Rodney Whiles didn't mince words when describing the Thursday accident on Smithville Highway just past General Equipment."If everybody wasn't wearing their seatbelts, we probably would have had a body bag," said Whiles. "Seatbelts save lives. There's no other way to say it."Three people escaped serious injury, although one went to jail on outstanding warrants, according to Whiles.The accident took place Thursday around noon on a straight stretch of Smithville Highway.