WEST ALTON, MO (ST. CHARLES COUNTY) – Two young children, an 18-year-old, and a 21-year-old woman were injured in a speed-related crash on Highway 67 yesterday afternoon.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened south of West Alton on southbound Highway 67, near Red School Road, at about 3:35 p.m., as the driver of a 2003 Toyota Avalon was reportedly traveling too fast for conditions.
The left side of the Toyota collided with the right side of a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu operated by 21-year-old Casey Boyd, of Jerseyville, Illinois. The impact forced the Malibu off the left side of the highway, where it went down an embankment. The Toyota went off the left side of the road.
Two people from the Toyota, 18-year-old Shaun Hartman and a 3-year-old boy from Jerseyville, Illinois, sustained minor injuries in the crash.
Boyd and a 4-year-old girl, also from Jerseyville, Illinois, were also taken to the hospital with minor wounds.
The driver and possibly other occupants in the Toyota fled the scene on foot.
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