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An area man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Route E in St. Francois County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, at 4:50 p.m. David Haarmann, 48, of Festus, was driving a 1997 Ford F-150 southbound on Route E north of Pine Creek Road when the truck went off the right side of the roadway, over-corrected, then went off the left side of the road and rolled. Haarmann, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected.

Haarmann was airlifted to Mercy Hospital St. Louis by Survival Flight with serious injuries. 

He is being charged with a felony for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

In an unrelated accident, an area man was injured in a one-car crash Monday at 10:36 p.m. on Highway 49 just north of Route B in Iron County.

According to the patrol report, Aaron Egerer, 38, of Annapolis, was driving his 2003 Volkswagen Jetta northbound on Highway 49 when the vehicle ran off the roadway, struck a tree, a concrete retaining wall and overturned.

Egerer was flown by Air Evac to Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis with serious injuries. He was not wearing his seat belt.

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



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