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A Pacific man and two Union men were hurt late Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 7) in a traffic accident involving a pickup and big rig on Hwy. 50 east of Beagle Club Lane in Franklin County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

At 4:35 p.m., Colby W. Chapman, 19, of Union was driving a 1995 Ford F250 west on the highway, and his view was obstructed by the setting sun as he approached a 2014 Freightliner stopped ahead in traffic waiting to turn left. Chapman applied his brakes in an effort to stop in time, but the front of the pickup struck the rear of the big rig, the report said.

Jared W. Bay, 30, of Union was driving the Freightliner. He and a passenger in the big rig – Jeffrey L. Kyes, 51, of Pacific – had minor injuries, according to the report.

Chapman was moderately hurt and taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur, where he was admitted and later discharged, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Bay and Kyes were taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital Washington, the report said.

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

Both the pickup and the big rig were moderately damaged, the report said.

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