JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO — A 13-year-old boy was injured Sunday night in a crash involving two cars on US Route 61 near Hayti, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of US-61 at the Interstate 55 southbound overpass and was reported by Trooper M. T. McCoy shortly before 11:00 p.m.
A 2001 Toyota Camry failed to yield to a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee while crossing the intersection, causing the Camry to hit the side of the Grand Cherokee.
The boy, a passenger in the causing Camry, was transported by a private conveyance to Mercy Hospital Jefferson for minor injuries. The crash report indicates he was wearing a seat belt.
The causing driving, an 18-year-old Crystal City man, and the Grand Cherokee Driver, a 47-year-old Festus woman, were not reported injured.
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