Man and 16-year-old boy injured in single-vehicle crash in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO – A 24-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were injured during a single-vehicle crash in Franklin County last night, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on Lollar Branch Road, near Westwood Drive, at 8:33 p.m., when the driver of a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 24-year-old St. Clair man Jeffery D. Harbison, failed to round a curve in the roadway.

The vehicle went off the right side of the road, then collided with an embankment and a tree.

Harbison, who was not wearing his seatbelt when the crash happened, was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital with moderate injuries.

A passenger, a 16-year-old boy from Sullivan, was airlifted to Mercy St. Louis for the treatment of moderate wounds.

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