JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO — A 38-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man were hospitalized Monday afternoon after a single-vehicle crash near De Soto in Jefferson County, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The accident happened at the intersection of Ware Church Road and Russell Road and was reported by Trooper D. A. Crowell at 3:40 p.m.
The woman was driving a 2009 Honda Civic southbound on Ware Church Road when she drove through the Russell Road intersection, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a tree.
The woman was airlifted to Mercy Hospital St. Louis with serious injuries. Her passenger, a 43-year-old man, was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South with moderate injuries. No further information has been disclosed on their condition.
The MSHP crash report indicates both driver and passenger were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The Honda Civic sustained total damage.
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