Icy road causes crash in St. Francois County, two people injured

DOE RUN, MO – Icy road conditions caused a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe to crash on Missouri 221, injuring two people, on Monday morning.

Police report Brandon M. Pate, 30, was traveling east on Missouri 221 when his Chevrolet slid due to the ice and traveled off the right side of the highway. The Chevrolet hit and embankment and overturned. According to police, the accident happened about a 1/4 mile west of St. Francois Hills Drive around 7:25 a.m.

Pate, of Farmington, and a 34-year-old female passenger were transported to Parkland Health Center South. Police identified the passenger as Katherine E. Minks of Farmington. Pate sustained minor injuries and Minks sustained moderate injuries. He was wearing a seat belt, but she was not wearing one.

The Chevrolet was totaled.

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