72-year-old semi driver ran red light, hit Ford Escape head-on

FENTON, MO – A 72-year-old Laredo semi driver ran a red light at Missouri 30 and Northwest Boulevard and hit a 2008 Ford Escape early Tuesday morning.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, Stefan Evanics was attempting to turn left from westbound Missouri 30 onto Northwest Boulevard in a semi. He failed to stop for a red light and hit the Ford that was traveling eastbound on Missouri 30. The accident happened around 5:55 a.m.

Jason D. Shatley, the driver of the Ford, was transported to Mercy Hospital South. The 45-year-old Fenton driver sustained minor injuries.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

The Ford was totaled and the semi sustained moderate damages.

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