22-year-old man severely injured after colliding with tree in Farmington

FARMINGTON, MO (ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY) – A 22-year-old driver was severely injured after his vehicle collided with a tree in Farmington early this morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred on Route OO near Plum Creek Road at 5:35 a.m. when 22-year-old Ironton man Taylor W. Berghaus, operating a 2012 Ford Focus, was unable to properly round a turn.

The Ford went off the left side of the roadway before crashing against a tree.

Berghaus, who was reportedly wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, was taken to the hospital in St. Louis with severe injuries.

No other people were reported as hurt in the collision.

The Ford was deemed to be a total loss.

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