Woman hospitalized after multi-car crash on US-61 in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO — A 73-year-old Festus woman was injured Tuesday night in a collision involving three vehicles on US Route 61 near Perryville, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The incident occurred at the intersection of US-61 and Highway M and was reported at 8:10 p.m. by MSHP Trooper C. W. Cherry.

A 2001 Chevrolet Silverado was northbound on US-61 and in the left-turn lane to Highway M when it turned into the path of a 2009 Toyota Rav4. The front of the Rav4 struck the right side of the Silverado, which caused both vehicles to crashed into the left side of a 2007 Cadillac CTS that was stopped on Highway M eastbound waiting to turn right onto US-61 southbound.

The Festus woman, a passenger in the Toyota Rav4, was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital Jefferson with moderate injuries.

No other injures were reported.

All three vehicles sustained extensive damages in the accident and were towed from the scene.


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