17-year-old boy ejected after vehicle goes airborne in Lebanon crash

LEBANON, MO (LACLEDE COUNTY) – A 17-year-old boy was ejected from a car and seriously hurt when his vehicle went airborne in a crash this afternoon in Lebanon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened on Pecos Dr just before 1 p.m., when a 17-year-old driver from Lebanon, went off the right side of the road.

The teen driver overcorrected the vehicle, then ran off the left side of the roadway. He collided with an embankment, which sent his 2004 Chevrolet Malibu airborne.

The Malibu overturned an unspecified number of times before the driver was ejected from the vehicle.

The victim was airlifted to a local hospital with severe injuries. No others were reported as hurt in the crash.

He was reportedly not wearing his seatbelt when the accident occurred.

The Malibu was totaled in the crash.

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