Woman injured after crashing into tree on Hwy AT in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO — A 46-year-old Union woman was injured Wednesday night in a single-car collision on Highway AT near Villa Ridge, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes of Highway AT west of Highway M at around 9:37 p.m.

The woman was heading eastbound in a 2002 Buick Century when she swerved to the right to avoid an animal on the road, causing the vehicle to run off the right side of the roadway and hit a tree.

The driver was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital Washington with minor injuries. The MSHP crash report indicates she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The Buick Century was totaled in the accident and towed from the scene.


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