Crash Injures Four Jefferson County Residents

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In Jefferson County, a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon moderately injures four Jefferson County residents.

On May 10, 2012 at approximately 3:05 p.m., Lisa Mitchell, age 51 and of House Springs, Missouri was operating a 2001 Ford Escape and traveling in the north direction of Old Highway 21. Michael, age 51, Lisa’s husband was her passenger during the time of the crash. Catherine Hartsell, age 18 and of Barnhart, Missouri was operating a 1999 Pontiac Grand-am and traveling in the northbound direction. Gabriella Debold, age 15 and of Barnhart, Missouri was Catherine’s passenger.

At that said time and place, both vehicles were traveling northbound on Old Highway 21.
The crash occurred when Lisa was stopped in anticipation to make a left turn as Catherine Hartsell failed to stop and the front of her vehicle struck the rear of Lisa’s. From the impact of the crash, Lisa’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, all participants of this crash were found to be wearing their seat belts.

Lisa and Michael Mitchell both received moderate injuries from the crash and were taken to St. Anthony’s Medical Center by Rock Township ambulance. Catherine Hartsell and her passenger, Gabriella Debold, received moderate injuries and both were transported by the Rock Township ambulance to St. Anthony’s Medical Center.

As a result from the crash, Lisa Mitchell’s 2001 Ford Escape and Catherine Hartsell’s 1999 Pontiac both received total damages and was towed by Leo’s B & T Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of troop C.

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