LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri– Aleesha Nelson, 7, was injured when the PT Cruiser she was a passenger in was struck by Samantha Reed, 26, on Nightingale Drive, Tuesday afternoon. Both were taken by private vehicle to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon for treatment of minor injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the collision happened when westbound Reed, driving a 2014 Camaro crossed the centerline and struck the vehicle driven by Melissa Nelson head-on. The Camaro was destroyed in the crash and was towed away. It appears Reed had just turned onto the drive from County Road WW.
All parties involved were wearing seat belts according to the patrol report.
Trooper Sloan responded to the scene at 4:25 p.m.