PALMER TOWNSHIP — A collision between a semi and a sedan early Monday afternoon sent two to area hospitals for minor injuries.

Shortly after noon, Robert Payne Jr., 49, Sullivan, Missouri, who was westbound on State Route 613, pulled his semi into the path of Cody Meyer, 17, Ottawa, who was traveling north on State Route 108.

According to Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Mark Brecht, Meyer managed to avoid a potentially more serious accident, veering around the semi and clipping its front end.

Assisting at the scene were first responders with the PCSO, the Miller City Fire Department and Putnam County EMS.