Two Pettis Countians were injured Thursday morning in a two-car crash that occurred in Saline County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that an eastbound 2017 Ford Fusion, driven by 39-year-old Gregory D. Weller of Sedalia, was on I-70 at the 79-mile marker around 7:15 a.m., when it slowed down for traffic. That's when an eastbound 2013 Chevy Sonic, driven by 19-year-old Trent D. Higgins of Houstonia, struck the rear of the Ford. The Sonic then traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Weller suffered minor injuries and sought his own medical treatment.

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Higgins suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Fitzgibbon Hospital by Saline County EMS.

The Fusion had moderate damage, while the Sonic had extensive damage.

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