A two-vehicle car accident injured six people on Saturday morning. The accident happened near Hillsboro, Missouri, approximately 40 miles south of St. Louis. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2000 Jeep Cherokee operated by 58-year-old Timothy Phillips was traveling eastbound on Column Drive when he failed to yield to a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, causing a collision at Highway B around 11:15 a.m. The impact was severe, totaling both vehicles. The Pontiac was driven by 25-year-old Shirley Watters who suffered moderate injuries along with a passenger, Cathy Watters. Two other passengers were seriously injured and two children sustained minor injuries. Phillips suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene of the accident. The Patrol did not indicate if any citations were issued.
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