Two vehicles were totaled, and 5 people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries following an accident just before 12:30 Friday afternoon south of Union Star.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 73 year old Christine Fulker of St Joseph was driving westbound on County Road 249 at its intersection with U.S. 169, 5 miles south of Union Star, and attempted a U-turn on Highway 169. Her vehicle was hit by a pickup which was heading northbound on Highway 169. The pickup was driven by 28 year old Ryan Hutchcraft of Union Star. The pickup struck the driver’s side of Fulker’s vehicle. Hutchcraft’s pickup went off the side of the roadway and struck a fence post. Both vehicles stayed on their wheels.
Both drivers received minor injuries. 71 year Richard Fulker, and two male juveniles also had minor injuries from the accident. All were taken to Mosaic Life Care of St Joseph.