Richwoods driver runs stop sign, 5-year-old boy hurt in crash

TROY, MO – A 69-year-old Richwoods driver ran a stop sign at the intersection of State Highway 47 and Highway H causing a crash that injured a 5-year-old boy on Tuesday night.

Jerry L. Courtway was traveling south on Highway H in a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu and failed to stop at the stop sign, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. He traveled into the path of an eastbound 2020 Chevrolet Trax, driven by 37-year-old Robert L. Messex.

A 5-year-old boy in the Trax was transported to Washington County Memorial Hospital for moderate injuries. Both drivers and the injured child were wearing seat belts.

The Trax was totaled and the Malibu sustained moderate damages.

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