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Two people from Hillsboro were hurt in a single-vehicle accident late Saturday afternoon (Feb. 20) on Hwy. A, just west of Hwy. Z in Mapaville, between Festus and Hillsboro.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Robert Dittmaier, 79, was driving a 2013 Ford F250 pickup west on Hwy. A at 5:23 p.m. when he drove off the right side of the road, crossed over Morgan Road and ran into a tree.

Dittmaier and a passenger in the truck, Joan Dittmaier, 78, both sustained moderate injuries and both were taken by Joachim-Plattin Ambulance to Mercy Hospital South in south St. Louis County, the report said.

Updates on their conditions were not available.

Both were wearing seat belts, the report said. The truck had moderate damage.

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