Michael J. Butler, 41, of Fenton was hurt Tuesday evening (July 9) in a traffic accident on Hunning Road south of Old Sugar Creek Road in High Ridge, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.
At 5:08 p.m., Butler was driving a 2019 Chevrolet Cruze south on Hunning Road and he ran off the right side of after veering right to avoid a northbound Chevrolet pickup that traveled into the southbound lanes. After Butler ran off the road, the car struck a road sign and a tree, the report said.
Butler was moderately injured and taken by North Jefferson County Ambulance to Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur, according to the report
The unknown driver of the pickup drove away from the scene, the report said.
Butler was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol reported.
The Cruze was totaled, the report said.