LAFAYETTE COUNTY, MO – A driver from Independence was injured in Lafayette County as the result of a two vehicle traffic incident.

Missouri Highway Patrol reports Aaron Smith, 45, was the driver of a vehicle that struck a tree near the intersection of Route M and Route U in Lafayette County. The vehicle’s path on the road was blocked after a second vehicle made a left turn in front of Smith just before noon Friday. He was treated for moderate injuries at Centerpoint Medical Center. The other driver was uninjured.