23-year-old man seriously injured in I-255 rear-end crash

ST. LOUIS, MO – A man was seriously injured after being involved in a rear-end collision in St. Louis yesterday afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at 12:40 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 255, near Koch Road, when a 2007 Ford 500 rear-ended a 2010 Ford Fusion.

The Ford 500, driven by 31-year-old Darion S. Byrd, of St. Louis, then drove off the roadway and into a concrete barrier.

23-year-old St. Louis man Payne B. Perry, the driver of the Fusion, was taken to Mercy Hospital South for the treatment of serious injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt when the accident occurred.

Byrd is not reported as injured, despite not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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