Woman and teen injured in crash after man runs red light in Murphy

MURPHY, MO – A woman was seriously injured and a teenager was hurt after their vehicle was T-boned by another driver on Highway 30 on Friday night, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred on eastbound Hwy 30 and New Sugar Creek at 7:38 p.m., as 44-year-old High Ridge woman Christy A. Sturgeon, driving a 2006 Volkswagen Passat, was making a left turn at the light.

The driver of a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, 48-year-old High Ridge resident Richard A. Fowler, then allegedly ran a red light. The front of his vehicle crashed into the right side of the Volkswagen.

Sturgeon was taken to Mercy Hospital South with severe injuries.

Her passenger, a 14-year-old girl from High Ridge, suffered moderate injuries in the crash.

Fowler was not hurt in the collision.

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