85-year-old male driver injured after traveling off I-270

ST. LOUIS, MO – An 85-year-old man was injured after traveling off of northbound I-70 and hitting a rock bluff on New Year’s Eve.

Police report Jerry A. Laaker was traveling northbound on I-270 in a 2002 Lincoln Continental when he traveled off the right side of the road at Tesson Ferry Road and struck a rock bluff around 12:13 p.m.

Laaker was transported to Mercy Hospital South for minor injuries. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

The Lincoln sustained moderate damages.

Investigations into why Laaker traveled off the road are ongoing.

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