Morning rush hour traffic was tied up following a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in the area of 5151 State Route 3 near the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Church south of Waterloo.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe County EMS and Waterloo Fire Department responded to the scene.
The vehicles involved were a 2017 Buick Encore driven by Terry Steibel, 57, of Red Bud and a Weir Parts Center delivery truck driven by Jeffrey Thomas of Smithton. Both vehicles were traveling north on Route 3 when the crash occurred. Steibel and Thomas were both transported by ambulance to St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis County for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.
Police said the Weir truck had stopped for a school bus loading students and the Buick rear-ended the truck. The school bus was not affected in the crash. Steibel told police she had looked down while driving to get some hand moisturizer when the crash occurred.
Rain was falling in the area at the time of the incident.