MILLER COUNTY, Mo. – An Independence driver was hospitalized after a crash in Miller County Friday afternoon.

The collision took place at the intersection of Highways 17 and 42, around 3:20 yesterday. The Missouri Highway Patrol says Naomi Eads, 83, of Independence was southbound when she entered the intersection and was hit by a westbound vehicle driven by Larry Ayers, 52, of Bonne Terre.

Eads was transported to Lake Regional Hospital with moderate injuries.