Ironton woman, 25, injured in St. Francois County rear-end crash

DOE RUN, MO (ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY) – A woman from Ironton was injured following a rear-end collision in St. Francois County on Sunday morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened at the intersection of Route NN and Missouri Highway 221 at 11:31 a.m. as a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by 28-year-old Ironton man William R. Benson, began to make a turn.

The Equinox stopped while in the process of turning and was then struck from behind by a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by 36-year-old Graham D. Guithues, of Fairview Heights, Illinois.

A passenger in the Equinox, 25-year-old Brittany A. Mira, of Ironton, was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.

Mira and the two drivers were reportedly wearing their seatbelts when the accident happened.

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