Icy road conditions cause crash on Missouri 51 in Perry County

PERRY COUNTY, MO – Icy road conditions caused a two-vehicle crash on Missouri 51 on Wednesday morning.

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 26-year-old Charles J. Penford was traveling north on Missouri 51 in a 1988 Chevrolet S10 when the vehicle began to slid on icy roads. The Chevrolet traveled into the path of a southbound 2006 Ford Fusion, driven by 47-year-old William L. Phillips. MSHP reports the front of the Ford hit the right side of the Chevrolet around 5:45 a.m.

Phillips was transported to Chester Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. He and Penford were both wearing seat belts.

Both vehicles were totaled.

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