FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO – Two people were injured, one of them seriously so, in a two-vehicle collision late last night on Highway 185, near Meramec State Park, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The crash happened on southbound MO-185, near Route K, at 10:55 p.m., when the driver of a northbound 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, 22-year-old Farmington woman Emily T. Eaves, went over the center line and into the lane of oncoming southbound traffic.
The driver of a southbound 2008 Chrysler 300 attempted to swerve to avoid a collision, and the front of the Silverado crashed into the Chrysler. The impact sent the Chrysler off the right side of the highway, and the Silverado off the left side.
The driver of the Chrysler, 49-year-old Sullivan man Everett L. Cox, was airlifted to the hospital in St. Louis with severe injuries.
Eaves sustained moderate wounds in the accident.
Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts in the crash, which totaled both vehicles.
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