Union Man Injured

Coy L. Smith, 85, Union was driving this 2010 Dodge Caravan westbound on Highway 50 west of Independence Drive Monday, Dec. 17, at 2:53 p.m. when the vehicle was struck in the rear, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Smith was stopped in traffic when his vehicle was struck by a 2011 Chevrolet Express driven westbound by Chad E. Keith, 32, Leslie. Smith was taken to Mercy Hospital Washington by Union Ambulance. He was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.