GRAY SUMMIT, MO (FRANKLIN COUNTY) – A 17-year-old boy was seriously injured after his car crashed into a creek, then a field in Franklin County this morning, according to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred at 11:41 a.m. near the town of Gray Summit, on Highway MM and William Danforth Way.
A 17-year-old boy from Pacific was operating a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta at a high rate of speed when he was unable to properly navigate a curve in the roadway.
The vehicle went off the side of the road and into a nearby creek. There, it collided with an embankment and a guidewire for a utility pole, then finally landed in a field.
The teen, who was wearing his seatbelt, was airlifted to the hospital in St. Louis with severe injuries.
No other people were reported as hurt in the accident.
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