A St. Clair man was injured in a car crash Sunday, Dec. 24, on Interstate 44.

Barbara A. Schulze, 75, St. Clair, was driving a 2008 GMC Sierra eastbound on I-44, at the 252.2 mile marker, when her vehicle began to slide on icy pavement at 8:30 a.m., according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol preliminary report.

The front of the vehicle struck the guardrail causing it to travel the road facing west. Passenger Albert E. Schulze, 72, St. Clair, was taken to Mercy Hospital Washington by ambulance for injuries.

Both the driver and the passenger were wearing seat belts, the patrol said.