NEW HAVEN, MO – Two people were injured in a three-vehicle collision that involved a semi and cargo van on Highway 100 on Tuesday morning.
Jerome H. Fritzemeyer, 65, was slowing down in his 1998 Chevrolet Silverardo on eastbound Highway 199 to make a left turn when 31-year-old Jeramey M. Lehnig failed to slow down and rear-ended the Silverado in his 2006 Chevrolet Express van, police report. The impact pushed the Silverado into oncoming traffic and it struck a semi head-on around 8:34 a.m. just east of Buchheit Road.
Fritzemeyer, of Owensville, was airlifted to Mercy Hospital St. Louis for serious injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The semi driver, 57-year-old Pierre M. Cochran, was transported to Mercy Hospital Washington for moderate injuries.
Both Cochran, of Bellville, IL, and Lehnig, of New Haven, were wearing their seat belts.
The Silverado was totaled, the cargo van sustained extensive damages, and the semi sustained moderate damages.
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