Two men severely injured after driver runs red light on Rt U near Hwy 61

MOSCOW MILLS, MO (LINCOLN COUNTY) – Two people were seriously injured after a driver reportedly ran a red light on Route U in Lincoln County last night, according to information from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on Rt. U on the entrance ramp from northbound Highway 61 at 8:10 p.m., after the driver of a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, 32-year-old Wright City resident Michael V. Axton, failed to stop for a red light. Axton then crashed into the driver’s side of a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado that was making a left turn.

Axton and the other driver, 22-year-old Troy resident Nicholas A. Rotunda, both suffered serious injuries in the accident. They were taken to separate hospitals for treatment.

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