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Accident takes life of child

 An 11-year-old Farmington boy has died of injuries from an accident Saturday in Ste. Genevieve County.

An updated Missouri Highway Patrol report notes that Tray D. Day died at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday in Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis.

Tray was one of two people who were seriously injured in the accident. A Bonne Terre child received minor injuries.

According to the Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 5:15 p.m. Saturday on Route C, .3 Mile west of Fairview Church Road. Martika L. Burns, 17, of Farmington, was westbound when the right tires of her 1998 Honda CRV dropped off the road. She overcorrected, then traveled off the south side of the road. The Honda struck a utility pole, and overturned into an empty, parked 1988 Chevrolet Astro van.

Burns and Tray were seriously injured. Neither had been wearing a seat belt.

Burns was taken by air ambulance to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and Tray was flown by air ambulance to Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis.

Passenger Brandon W. Grimes, 12, was taken by ambulance to Jefferson Regional Hospital. He had been wearing a seat belt.

Damage to the Honda was listed as total and damage to the van was listed as extensive.

Three Desloge residents received minor injuries Tuesday when their 2009 Chevrolet Aveo struck a tree in St. Francois County.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Donna S. Hutchings, 54, was northbound on Germania Road at 8:37 p.m. when she swerved to avoid a deer. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and hit the tree, 1.6 miles north of Highway  

Hutchings and passengers Dustin M. Helm, 27, and Jennifer E. Helm, 32,  were taken by ambulance to Mineral Area Regional Medical Center. All three had been wearing seat belts.

Damage to the vehicle was listed as moderate.

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