by: Scott McCaulley

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports three people are injured after a two-vehicle crash in Merriam Woods.

The online report indicates the accident occurred around 3:15 Tuesday afternoon at the Highway 160/176 and F Highway intersection when 18-year-old Aaron Hatcher of Theodosia failed to stop at a stop sign and hit a pick-up truck driven by 79-year-old Bobby Leenerts of Rockaway Beach.

Both drivers and a passenger in Leenerts’ vehicle, 76-year-old Harriet Leenerts, all sustained minor injuries that were treated at Cox Medical Center in Branson.