Two people seriously injured in St. Francois County accident

BONNE TERRE, MO – Two people sustained serious injuries in a crash at the intersection of US-67 and Shannon Road on Thursday afternoon.

Paige D. Niklin, 20, was traveling east on Shannon Road in a 2010 Ford Escape and failed to yield to southbound traffic on US-67, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. Donald A. Hale, 66, was traveling south on US-67 in a 2011 Cadillac Escalade and t-boned the Ford around 2:25 p.m.

Niklin was transported to Mercy Hospital South and Hale was transported to Mercy Hospital Jefferson. Neither driver was wearing a seat belt.

Both vehicles were totaled.

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