Cedar Hill man injured in two-vehicle crash on US 67 near Festus

A Cedar Hill man was injured in a two-vehicle accident in Jefferson County Wednesday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2019 Dodge Challenger driven by 43-year-old Timothy Minton of Park Hills and a 2011 Harley Davidson Tri Glide driven by 81-year-old Leonard Ellia of Cedar Hill was driving southbound on US 67 north of I-55. Minton was in lane 1 while Ellia was in lane 2. Ellia reportedly was unable to see a vehicle in front of him due to the glare of the sun and swerved to the opposite lane to avoid a collision, but ended up striking the rear of Minton’s car. Ellia was ejected from the bike and was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South with moderate injuries. Minton was not injured in the crash.