ST. CHARLES, MO – A 34-year-old Moscow Mills driver was injured in a hit-and-run collision on eastbound I-70 on Tuesday morning.
Derek J. Pieper was traveling east on I-70 in a 2011 Honda Civic in the left lane, Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. A black 2-door mini Cooper traveled from a right-hand lane into the left lane and struck the Honda. The impact caused the Honda to hit a concrete median. MSHP reports the Cooper fled the scene. The crash happened west of Convention Center Boulevard around 6:20 a.m.
Pieper was transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital St. Peters for minor injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.
The Honda was totaled.
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