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A Pevely woman and a Tiff man were seriously injured Thursday afternoon (Jan. 21) in a one-car accident at Hwy. 47 and Airport Road in St. Francois County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

At 12:05 p.m., Courtnee L. Givens, 21, of Pevely allegedly was driving an eastbound 2013 Hyundai Elantra “at an excessive speed” and failed to yield to an emergency vehicle before overcorrecting and running off the north side of the road, where the car struck several trees, the report said.

Both she and a passenger in the car – Trenton M. Allen, 23, of Tiff – were taken by helicopter to Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur.

Givens was not wearing a seat belt, and Allen was wearing one, the patrol reported.

The car was totaled, the report said.

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