FARMINGTON, MO (ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY) – A 27-year-old man sustained serious injuries after he rear-ended a semi-truck in St. Francois County on Friday morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred on Highway 67, near Fairground Road at about 11 a.m., when Park Hills man James V. Hagerty, Jr. failed to notice a 2000 Kenworth truck that had slowed down for another collision.
Hagerty, operating a 2010 Volvo S40, then collided with the rear of the truck, which was operated by 33-year-old Joshua S. Courtway, of Potosi.
Hagerty was airlifted to the hospital in St. Louis with severe injuries.
Courtway was not reported as injured.
Both men were wearing their seatbelts when the accident occurred.
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