JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO — A 39-year-old woman was injured Thursday night in a collision involving two vehicles on Interstate 55 northbound near Pevely, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The crash happened in the northbound lanes of I-55 north of Highway Z and ws reported by Trooper D. A. Crowell at 9:55 p.m.
A 26-year-old man was driving a 1994 Honda Accord northbound on I-55 when changed from lane 2 to lane 1 to avoid stopped emergency vehicles ahead. The woman was at the wheel of a 2005 Toyota Scion that was stopped in lane 1 when her vehicle was rear-ended by the Accord. THe impact caused the Scion to run off the left side of the roadway and strike the cable barrier.
The woman sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South. The MSHP crash report indicates she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The man was not reported injured.
Both vehicles received extensive damages in the accident.
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