Collision of truck and van injures both drivers in Pike County, Mo.

Posted: Jul. 25, 2014 9:28 am Updated: Aug. 8, 2014 11:15 am

PIKE COUNTY, Mo. -- Both drivers were injured when their vehicles collided at 7:07 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 54 east of Pike County Road 485.

Larry A. Roach, 63, of Hannibal, sustained serious injuries and was taken by helicopter to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. The other driver, Gerald A. Yount, 70, of Palmyra, sustained minor injuries and was taken by Pike County EMS to Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Yount was driving a 2004 Mack Conventional truck when he turned onto U.S. 54 from County Road 485 and was struck in the rear by an eastbound 2001 Ford E250 van driven by Roach. Both were wearing a seat belt, police said