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Serious injuries in one-car crash


A one-vehicle accident in Park Hills sent four juveniles to the hospital Monday night.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a 2012 Ford Focus, driven by a 16-year-old juvenile from Valles Mines, was traveling too fast for conditions, northbound on 6th Street and Simmons Road when he travelled off the road and struck a utility pole at 10:30 p.m.

In the car was the driver and three other juveniles.

Two juveniles, a 16-year-old female and a 13-year-old male, received serious injuries and were transported by St. Francois County Ambulance to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.

The 16-year-old male driver suffered moderate injuries and was taken by St. Francois Ambulance to Parkland Health Center in Bonne Terre.

A 14-year-old male passenger received minor injuries and was taken by private conveyance to Parkland Health Center in Bonne Terre.

The driver was wearing a seat belt, but the passengers, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, were not.

The car was deemed a total loss and was taken from the scene by Marler’s Towing.

In a separate accident that occurred in Iron County, a 77-year-old Lesterville man, Elmer J. Winingar, reportedly failed to stop his 2009 Chevy Silverado at the intersection on Highway 21, seven miles south of Arcadia at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, and ran into a ditch.

The patrol reports Winingar suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Iron County Medical Center.

The crash report indicates the vehicle incurred moderate damage and was towed from the scene by Adams Custom Wrecker.

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