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A Eureka man and a South Carolina woman were hurt Monday evening (June 1) in a five-vehicle accident on Hwy. 141 at Fiedler Lane in unincorporated Fenton, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

At 7:02 p.m., a 33-year-old Eureka man was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup south on Hwy. 141 approaching Fiedler Lane and struck the rear of a southbound 2013 Buick Verano car stopped in traffic in the left turn lane from the highway to Fiedler. Then, the pickup allegedly continued through a red light, turning left onto Fiedler, the patrol reported.

A 2013 Ford F150 pickup headed north on the highway approaching Fiedler swerved left to avoid the Dodge pickup, and a 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup headed north on the highway struck the right side of the Ford pickup, and then the Ford pickup struck the right side of the Dodge pickup, which struck a traffic signal and overturned. Debris from the crash struck the hood of a 2018 Dodge Charger stopped on westbound Fiedler at a red light, according to the report.

Megan N. Petti, 20, of Imperial was driving the Buick, John J. Ackfeld, 56, of Fenton was driving the Ford pickup, Linda Pfeil, 59, of Hilton Head, S.C., was driving the GMC pickup, and William Whitman, 57, of O’Fallon was driving the Charger, the report said.

The name of the 33-year-old Eureka man is not being published since he is alleged to have run a red light yet no charges against him were reported. No injuries were reported for him either.

However, a passenger in the Dodge pickup – Michael D. Stone, 71, of Eureka – was seriously injured. In addition, Pfeil was moderately injured.

Both Stone and Pfeil were taken by Rock Township Ambulance to Mercy Hospital South in south St. Louis County, where Stone was listed in critical condition this afternoon (June 2), and Pfeil was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said.

All those involved in the accident were wearing seat belts, the patrol reported.

The Dodge, Ford and GMC pickups and the Buick were totaled, and the Charger had minor damage, the report said.