Two 17-year-olds, one from Valles Mines and the other from Bonne Terre, were hurt Friday morning (Jan. 17) in a one-vehicle accident at Hwy. E and Recar Road south of De Soto in Jefferson County but just north of the St. Francois County line, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.
At 8:17 a.m., Spencer D. Hall, 17, of Valles Mines was driving a northbound 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, and the SUV ran off the road and struck a tree, the report said.
He was seriously hurt, and a passenger in the vehicle – Alyssa R. Gadberry, 17, of Bonne Terre – had minor injuries. Both teens were taken by St. Francois County Ambulance to Parkland Health Center in Bonne Terre, according to the report.
Hall was wearing a seat belt, and Gadberry was not wearing one, the patrol reported.
The SUV was totaled, the report said.