Hillsboro driver runs red light, crashes into Jeep Gladiator

FESTUS, MO – A 41-year-old Hillsboro driver ran a red light at a Jefferson County intersection and crashed into a 2019 Jeep Gladiator on Thursday afternoon.

Shaun D. Wood was traveling on the southbound I-55 ramp to US-61 in a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu and ran the red light, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. The Chevrolet struck the Jeep, driven by 41-year-old Danny E. Lamkin, around 1:16 p.m. Police report the impact caused the Chevrolet to travel off the left side of the road and the Jeep to travel onto the I-55 ramp.

Wood was transported to Mercy Hospital Jefferson for moderate injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Lamkin, of Festus, was wearing a seat belt.

The Chevrolet sustained extensive damages and the Jeep sustained moderate damages.

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