Emergency personnel responded shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday to a two-vehicle crash on Route 3 near Sportsman Road south of Waterloo.
Two people were injured in the collision, at least one of which was a child. One went to Mercy Hospital South and another went to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
An older model pickup truck sustained front-end damage and a minivan sustained rear-end damage. There was also entrapment as a result of the crash.
Route 3 traffic was shut down in the area as personnel worked at the crash scene, with southbound traffic diverted to Kaskaskia Road and northbound traffic diverted at KK Road. Route 3 was reopened to traffic shortly after 7 p.m.
Responding agencies included the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe County EMS, Waterloo Fire Department and Waterloo Police Department.
Police said a 1994 Ford F150 driven by Brandon A. Crow, 30, struck the rear of a 2018 Toyota Sienna driven by Ruchi M. Patel, 31, which was carrying seven passengers.
A vehicle pulling a trailer ahead of Patel’s vehicle stopped in traffic on southbound Route 3 to turn left into a driveway, resulting in Crow’s truck striking the rear of Patel’s vehicle. The ages of passengers in Patel’s vehicle were 38, 29, 14, 10, 6, 4 and 3.