Troy driver crashes into emergency vehicle in Lincoln County

TROY, MO – A 65-year-old driver failed to yield to a vehicle with emergency lights causing a crash at the intersection of Cap Au Gris Street and 2nd Street on Saturday morning.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Tyler O. Northup was traveling east on Cap Au Gris Street with his emergency lights and sirens activated on his 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe. He slowed at the stop sign at 2nd Street then proceeded through the intersection.

Willis L. Barnton was traveling south on 2nd Street in a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox when he failed to yield to the emergency vehicle. The two vehicles collided around 11:48 a.m.

Northup was transported to Mercy Lincoln for minor injuries.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

The Equinox sustained extensive damages and the Tahoe sustained moderate damages.

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