JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO — Two male drivers were injured Thursday afternoon after an intersection crash on US Route 67 near Festus in Jefferson County, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The accident happened in the northbound lanes of US-67 at Montauk Drive and was reported by Trooper D. A. Crowell at 2:38 p.m.
A 2016 Hyundai Elantra was traveling in the left lane on US-67 northbound when a 2006 Chrysler 300 attempted to cross US-67 northbound from Montauk Drive, failing to yield to traffic. The Elantra braked and steered to the left to avoid the Chrysler, but struck the front left of the vehicle. The impact caused both vehicles to slide off the roadway, causing the Elantra to strike a road sign.
The driver of the Elantra, a 58-year-old Bon Terre man, was transported by private conveyance to Mercy Hospital Jefferson with minor injuries.
The driver of the Chrysler, a 75-year-old Farmington man, was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South with moderate injuries.
Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.
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