Two elderly people injured in Jefferson County rear-end collision
Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
PLATTIN TOWNSHIP, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – Two people in their 70’s were injured Monday afternoon in a rear-end collision in Jefferson County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Meyer Road and Highway 67 at 2:53 p.m. when the driver of a 1998 Jeep Cherokee, a 16-year-old boy from Festus, did not notice a 2000 Buick Century stopped at a red light.
The front of the Jeep collided with the back of the Buick, operated by Bonne Terre woman Marilynn S. Holdman, 76, causing extensive damage to the Buick and totaling the Jeep.
Holdman was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, as was a passenger in the Jeep, 79-year-old Artie G. Holdman, also of Bonne Terre.
The teenage driver was not reported as injured in the collision.
All three people were reported as wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.
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