A two-vehicle collision on I-29 left one injured and both vehicles sustained major damage

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a collision between a 2023 Subaru Forester and a 2020 Buick Enclave on northbound Interstate 29 at mile marker 61.4, three miles east of Amazonia, at approximately 2:33 p.m. on May 17, 2024

According to the report, both vehicles were traveling northbound when the Subaru Forester, driven by Todd A. Biermann, 59, of Republic, Missouri, slowed due to debris in the roadway. The Buick Enclave, driven by Lee R. Sailor, 69, of Washburn, North Dakota, failed to yield and struck the rear of the Subaru Forester.

The collision caused significant damage to both vehicles. The Subaru Forester came to a controlled stop on the shoulder while the Buick Enclave came to a stop in the median, both facing north. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Blue Knight.

Coleen R. Sailor, 74, of Washburn, North Dakota, a resident of Buick Enclave, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Mosaic Life Care by Buchanan County Ambulance. All people involved were said to have been wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The Andrew County Sheriff's Department assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol at the scene.

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