Lebanon teen injured in Hwy 64 wrong-way crash
Posted on Sunday, August 30th, 2020
LEBANON, MO (LACLEDE COUNTY) – A 16-year-old boy was injured Sunday morning in a wrong-way crash in Laclede County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The crash happened on Highway 64, about 10 miles west of Lebanon, near the Bennett Spring Campground, at 8:35 a.m. The 16-year-old driver of a 1993 Chevrolet 2500 went off the side of the road and collided with a sign.
The teenager overcorrected and went back onto the roadway, crossing over the center line and into the lane of oncoming traffic. He collided with a 2001 Chevrolet 2500 operated by 62-year-old Lance G. Stegeman, of Lohman.
The teenager was taken to the hospital in Osage Beach with moderate injuries. He was reportedly not wearing his seatbelt when the collision occurred.
Stegeman was not reported as injured.
Both vehicles were totaled in the collision.
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