ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO — A 40-year-old man was injured Monday evening in a rear-end collision on Interstate 70 eastbound near Marysville, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The accident happened on the stretch of I-70 eastbound that runs on the Blanchette Memorial Bridge. It was reported by Trooper D. O. Johnson at 7:20 p.m.
An eastbound 2002 Chevrolet Silverado was slowing down in response to an incident ahead when it was rear-ended by a 2013 Mazda 3 that failed to keep proper distance. The impact sent the Silverado off the south edge of the roadway, and the front right of the Mazda hit a concrete wall.
The 40-year-old driver of the Silverado was transported SSM Health DePaul Hospital with minor injuries. The crash report indicates he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time.
The driver of the causing Mazda 3, a 25-year-old man, was not reported injured.
The Silverado sustained minor damages while the Mazda 3 was significantly damaged and required towage.
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