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Several injured in weekend crashes

Several people were injured in crashes over the weekend.

Two Jefferson County residents were injured in an ORV crash in Ste. Genevieve County Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Ross Shuh, 27, of Festus, was driving his 2016 Polaris RZR1000 eastbound on Route WW when he went off the right side of the road and it overturned. Shuh and his passenger, Melody Graham, 23, of Cedar Hill, were both ejected from the vehicle.

Shuh was taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital by Air Evac with serious injuries and Graham was taken to Parkland Health Center in Farmington by Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance with moderate injuries. 

Earlier Saturday at 12:25 a.m. two Madison County men were injured in a vehicle crash on Route A.

According to the patrol report, Wesley Mudd, 22, of Marquand, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu eastbound on Route A just two miles east of Cherokee Pass when it ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

Mudd and his passenger Zackary Mouser, 19, of Marquand, were not wearing their seat belts and were both taken by ambulance to Madison Medical in Fredericktown.

Mudd was arrested for suspicion of felony driving while intoxicated with physical injury, failure to drive on the right side of the road and not wearing a seat belt.

On Friday morning at 10:05 a.m. one woman was injured in a car crash off Highway 47 in Washington County.

According to the report, Denise Siener, 26, of Richwoods, was driving her 2002 Hyundai Elantra northbound on Highway 47 near Providence Road when she failed to negotiate a curve to the right. The vehicle went off the left side of the road and struck a tree.

Siener was not wearing a seat belt and was taken to St. Anthony’s Medical Center by Washington County Ambulance with moderate injuries.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or

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