BOONE COUNTY, Mo. – A passenger was injured during a rear end collision in Boone County Friday afternoon.

The Missouri Highway Patrol investigated the crash on Highway 63, North of Deer Park around 3:30 yesterday. Both vehicles were southbound when Jesse Katona, 19, of Jefferson City, overtook and struck the rear of Grace Thieme, 17, of Columbia.

Katona’s passenger, Jacob Johnson, 17, of Vienna was transported to University Hospital with moderate injuries.