Festus Woman Forced Off The Road In Jefferson County, Hits Dirt Embankment

(Jefferson County) A Festus woman was injured in a car accident on Route ‘T’ in Jefferson County Tuesday morning. Highway patrol says 48-year-old Holly Pope was driving westbound near Oakville Road when a box truck traveling eastbound crossed the double yellow centerline into the path of Pope’s Ford Ecosport. Pope swerved to the right to avoid the collision, traveled off the right side of the road and hit a dirt embankment and a tree. Pope received moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital.