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Two people seriously injured in Tuesday afternoon accident

(Jefferson County) Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Route B south of Route EE on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there was stopped traffic on northbound Route B, and 23-year old Dennis Vancit of Dittmer was driving a 2001 Toyota Tacoma pick-up and failed to stop in time, crossed the center line, and struck a 2005 Chevy Suburban head-on, driven by 70-year old Hiram Stahl of Hillsboro. Both Vancit and Stahl were taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South with serious injuries. The accident took place a little after 4:30 Tuesday afternoon.

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