Distracted driver hits tree in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO – A 36-year-old De Soto driver became distracted and hit a tree off Mt. Olive Road on Friday morning.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, Stephanie M. Howard was traveling north on Mt. Olive Road in a 1997 Lincoln Towncar. She became distracted and drove off the right side of the road. The Lincoln hit a tree north of Valley View Drive around 7:15 a.m.

Howard was transported to Mercy Hospital South for minor injuries. She was wearing a seat belt.

The Lincoln was totaled.

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