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Devin A. Morgan, 20, of Imperial was one of five people injured and airlifted to area hospitals for treatment Sunday following a one-vehicle accident on I-44 at the 226 mile marker near Sullivan in Franklin County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

At 6:22 p.m., Mohammed A. Hatem, 18, of St. Louis was driving a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe east on I-44 when it ran off the left side of the interstate, struck cable barriers in the median and overturned, the report said.

Hatem and four passengers in the SUV – Morgan; Alyssa Diesselhorst, 20, of Livingston, Ill.; Daryn J. Karnes, 14, of St. Louis; and Riley A. Morgan, 18, of St. Louis – were seriously hurt and transported by helicopter to area hospitals.

Devin Morgan, Hatem and Diesselhorst were taken to Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur, but later Devin Morgan was transferred to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, where he was in good condition on Tuesday (June 4), a hospital spokesman said.

Both Hatem and Diesselhorst were in satisfactory condition, a Mercy spokeswoman said today (June 5).

Karnes was taken to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, according to the highway patrol. However, the hospital had no information available about him, a Cardinal Glennon spokeswoman said.

Riley Morgan was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital and was listed in critical condition, the Barnes spokeswoman said.

None of those involved in the accident was wearing a seat belt, the patrol reported.

The Hyundai was totaled, the report said.

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