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A De Soto Police officer was injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon (Oct. 17) on Second Street at Amvets Drive in De Soto. A Festus woman also was injured in the accident, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

At 12:04 p.m., the officer, Jacob L. Christiansen, 31, of De Soto was headed south in a 2012 Chevrolet Impala police car with the lights and siren on, and Tera A. Tolentino, 37, of Festus, driving a westbound 2016 Buick Encore SUV, entered the intersection, causing the police car to strike the passenger side of the SUV the report said.

Both Christiansen and Tolentino were moderately hurt and taken by Valle Ambulance to Mercy Hospital South in south St. Louis County, where they were treated and released, a hospital spokesman said.

The two drivers were wearing seat belts, the patrol reported.

The police car was moderately damaged, and the SUV was extensively damaged, the report said.

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