A Sweet Springs teenager was injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday night in Saline County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that an eastbound 2003 Acura MDX, driven by a 16-year-old female from Sweet Springs, was on I-70 at the 65.8 mile marker, when she swerved into the right lane, striking an eastbound 18-wheeler, driven by 23-year-old Jeffrey D. Hill, Jr., from St. Louis.

The 16-year-old then lost control of the vehicle and struck the cable barrier in the median.

She suffered moderate injuries, and was transported to University of Columbia by Sweet Springs EMS.

The Acura had moderate damage, and was towed from the scene.

The 2022 International had minor damage.

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