FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO — A 27-year-old Owensville man was injured Tuesday afternoon in a collision involving two cars and a juvenile driver on Highway KK near Washington, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The incident occurred on a stretch of Highway KK east of Sunny Road and was reported by Trooper N. A. Schuetz at 3:30 p.m.
A 17-year-old male resident of New Haven was at the wheel of a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado when his vehicle croseed the centerline and struck a 1999 Dodge Ram driven by the Owensville man. The impact caused the Dodge Ram to run off the right side of the roadway and hit a utility pole.
The Owensville man was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital Washington with minor injuries.
The juvenile driver was not reported injured, though the MSHP crash report indicates he was not wearing a seat belt at the time.
The Dodge Ram sustained moderate damages and the causing Chevrolet Silverado was totaled in the accident. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
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