GRAY SUMMIT, MO – Two people were injured in a rear-end collision on eastbound Missouri 100 on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, 64-year-old William F. Leonard was stopped in a 2004 Dodge RAM 1500 on eastbound Missouri 100 to make a left turn. Richard A. Walton, 26, was traveling east on Missouri 100 in a 2003 Hyundai Elantra and failed to notice the stopped Dodge. The front of the Hyundai hit the rear of the Dodge near Highway MM around 4:40 p.m.
Both drivers were transported to Mercy Hospital Washington. Leonard sustained serious injuries and Walton sustained moderate injuries.
MSHP reports Leonard was wearing a seat belt and Walton was not wearing one.
The Hyundai was totaled and the Dodge sustained minor damages.
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