Illinois man and teen seriously hurt in crash on Rt. 9 in Ste. Genevieve Co.

BLOOMSDALE, MO (STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY) – A 16-year-old boy and a man from Illinois were seriously injured in a collision on Route Y last night, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened in Bloomsdale at 11302 Route Y, about a mile west of I-55, at 8:45 p.m.

39-year-old Joshua R. Arter, operating a 2006 Pontiac G6, crossed over the center line of the roadway and into the lane of oncoming traffic. The front left of his vehicle then crashed into the front left of a 2010 Mazda 3 being driven by a 16-year-old boy from Ste. Genevieve.

The teenage driver and Arter, a resident of Freeburg, Illinois, both sustained severe injuries in the crash, and were taken to Mercy Hospital South for treatment.

Both drivers were wearing a seatbelt when the accident occurred.

The crash caused total damage to both vehicles.

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