St. Louis driver injured in Jefferson County crash on US-61

FESTUS, MO – A 43-year-old St. Louis man was injured in a crash on southbound US-61 on Wednesday night.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, 43-year-old Justin L. Toenges was traveling south on US-61 in a 2020 Ford T-350 and attempted to turn left. Tasha L. Null, 33, was traveling south on US-61 in a 2014 Toyota Sienna and attempted to pass the Ford in the northbound lane. The front right of the Toyota hit the front left of the Ford north of Paulanna Estates Drive around 5:58 p.m.

Toenges was transported to Mercy Hospital South for moderate injuries. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

MSHP reports both vehicles sustained extensive damages.

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