Thursday night crash in Waterloo

Pictured is the Dodge Dakota that crashed off Route 3 at the Sunset Ford dealership in Waterloo. (John Spytek photo)

Emergency personnel responded at 10:45 p.m. Thursday to a vehicle crash with injury on Route 3 southbound near Sunset Ford in Waterloo.

The driver of a white 2000 Dodge Dakota, Noah Landry, 16, of Smithton, was driving north on Route 3 when his truck went off the roadway, crossed over the southbound lanes and struck an unoccupied black Toyota Tundra on the sales lot of Sunset Ford.

A disruption in electric service was reported as a result of the crash due to a guy wire – which stabilizes a utility pole – being struck. Monroe County Electric Cooperative said the guy wire flew up into its 12 kV line, causing a substation fuse to blow. Power was restored at 2:45 a.m. Friday. Everything out of MCEC’s north Waterloo substation, which includes Lou Del subdivision north to Hickory Lakes subdivision off Coxeyville Road, the Gall Road area to Allscheid subdivision off Andy Road plus the Country Club and Floraville road areas was affected.

It was raining at the time of the crash.

Responding agencies included Waterloo police and fire department personnel and Monroe County EMS.

Landry was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis County, police said, for treatment of a head injury.

Pictured is the Toyota Tundra that was struck on the sales lot of Sunset Ford on Thursday night. (John Spytek photo)
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