Teen driver and 10-year-old boy seriously hurt in Perry County crash

PERRY COUNTY, MO – A 10-year-old boy and a 16-year-old driver were seriously injured during a crash in Perry County this afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened on Highway 51 and Perry County Road 600 at 12:15 p.m., about 1.9 miles northwest of Highland.

A 16-year-old boy from Perryville, operating a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer, made a turn, pulling it into the pathway of a 1995 Chevrolet 3500 pickup truck operated by 56-year-old William S. Smith, of Sedgewickville.

The teen driver was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

His passenger, a 10-year-old boy from Perryville, was airlifted to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, also with severe wounds.

Smith was not reported as injured.

None of the involved people were wearing a seatbelt when the crash happened.

Both vehicles were totaled in the accident.

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