Two sent to hospital after early-morning car crash

A traffic crash on the Bayview Bridge near Quincy early Monday keep traffic at a standstill for more than an hour.

The crash happened about 1:45 a.m. in the westbound lane of U.S. 24.

A 2000 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Kevin Bergeron, 29, of Ewing, Mo., was driving behind a pickup driven by Michael Luther, 48, of Macomb, Ill.

Bergeron crashed into the rear of Luther's vehicle, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. The car struck the bridge after impact.

Bergeron and his passenger, Tanya Rodie, 26, were taken to Blessing Hospital with minor injuries.

An investigation revealed that Bergeron was following Luther too close, the MHP said.

A Marion County ambulance was on its way back to the station when they saw the crash and stopped to help.