St. Louis man injured in northbound Highway 79 accident

O’FALLON, MO – A 43-year-old man sustained minor injuries after he rear-ended a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee in his 2000 Honda Civic on Highway 79 on Wednesday afternoon.

Gene M. Bargery, 43, was traveling northbound on Highway 79 north of N Main Street when he rear-ended the Jeep around 12:04 p.m., police report.

Bargery, of St. Louis, was transported to SSM Health St. Joseph Lake St. Louis. He was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

The other driver, 43-year-old David A. Fry of Foley, was not injured in the crash. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

Police report the Honda was totaled and the Jeep sustained moderate damages.

Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.

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