Phelps County teenager airlifted following ATV crash in Maries County

MARIES COUNTY, MO – A teenager from Rolla was seriously hurt following an ATV crash on Thursday night in Maries County, according to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at about 6:20 p.m. on Maries County Road 522, approximately ¾ mile north of US Highway 63.

The victim is Heston W. Parsons, 17, of Rolla, in Phelps County. He was driving a Honda Sport Trax 400 ATV whenever the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and hit a tree.

According to the police report, Parsons was seriously injured. He was airlifted to University Hospital in nearby Columbia.

The damage to the ATV was minor. Parsons was not wearing a seatbelt or a helmet at the time of the crash.

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