ST. LOUIS, MO – An 18-year-old driver sustained minor injuries when her 2010 Honda Civic was hit by a semi on westbound I-70 just west of Lake St. Louis Boulevard on Tuesday night.
Police report McKenzie I. May, 18, was traveling westbound on I-70 in the right lane around 6:07 p.m. Kevin A. Ausmus, 47, the semi driver, was traveling westbound on I-70 as well in the middle lane. He switched lanes and hit the Honda on the left side of the vehicle.
The impact caused the Honda to travel off the left side of the road and strike a concrete barrier. It then went back across the highway, off the right side of the road, and struck another concrete barrier.
May was transported to St. Joseph West for her injuries.
Both drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.
The Honda was totaled in the crash, but the semi only sustained minor damages.
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