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Two teens injured in crash

Two teens injured in crash

Two teens injured in crash

Two area teens were injured in a car crash Friday at 4:55 p.m. off Saline Creek Road in Ste. Genevieve County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Charles Cummings, 16, of Park Hills, was driving westbound on Saline Creek Road one mile west of Route N in his 1990 Dodge 1500 when he went off the south side of the road striking a tree before traveling down a steep embankment.

Cummings was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. His passengers were not wearing their seat belts and Emma Johnson, 15, of Park Hills, was seriously injured and airlifted by Air Evac to Cardinal Glennon. His other passenger, Garrett Hedrick, 17, only received minor injuries and was taken to Parkland Health Center by private conveyance.

A man was injured in a bicycle accident Friday at 9:18 p.m. at the intersection of St. Joe Drive and Parkway Drive in Park Hills.

Park Hills Assistant Fire Chief Jason Stamm said there was a man riding a motorized bicycle and he ended up hitting a car.

“He hit the car on the driver’s side front quarter panel and ended up in the windshield,” said Stamm. “He was taken to St. Louis by St. Francois County Ambulance. We ended up disregarding the helicopter. His injuries were moderate, but it wasn’t bad enough that we had to fly him.”

Stamm said the car was driving through the intersection on Parkway Drive away from the highway and the man on the bicycle was riding north on St. Joe Drive toward Desloge.

Stamm said the bicycle was like a 10-speed bike, but it had a motor on it.

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


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