A three-vehicle traffic pileup Monday afternoon on Highway 5, seven miles north of Lebanon, sent two people to the hospital suffering from moderate injuries.
The chain reaction pileup occurred when an unknown vehicle was stopped in the northbound lane of Highway 5. A 2018 Ford Escape, driven by 63-year-old Gregory A. Roth of Moline, Illinois, skidded to avoid hitting the unknown vehicle. A 2005 Ford F-150, driven by 30-year-old Emily N. Mc Gghgy of Lebanon, began skidding when brakes were applied. A 2012 Chevrolet Traverse, driven by 42-year-old Lea M. Russell of Eldridge, also began skidding and struck the Mc Ggghy in the rear.
Roth suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. A 14-year-old juvenile in the Russell vehicle was taken to the Mercy Hospital in Lebanon for treatment of her moderate injuries.