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Sherry L. Koenig, 58, of Hillsboro was seriously injured this morning (Sept. 25) in a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. A at Business 21 in Hillsboro, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

At 7:55 a.m., Koenig was headed west in a 2015 Kia Optima and “abruptly began to make a left turn,” and the front of a 2011 Oshkosh Conventional heavy-duty truck struck the left side of the car, the report said.

After the collision, the car came to rest in the westbound lanes of Hwy. A, facing south, and the big truck came to rest in the westbound lanes of Hwy. A, facing west, according to the report.

Cody L. Jones, 38, of St. Louis was driving the truck.

Hillsboro Police Chief Steve Meinberg said the truck was a military vehicle.

No injuries were reported for Jones.

Koenig was taken by helicopter to Mercy Hospital South in south St. Louis County, the report said.

Both Koenig and Jones were wearing seat belts, the patrol reported.

The car was totaled, and the truck had minor damage, the report said.

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