Several motorists were injured in separate crashes in St. François and Washington counties on Tuesday.
A local man was injured in a car crash in Washington County Tuesday morning.
Dunn, 24, of Park Hills was driving a 2012 on Stoney Point Road outside Terre Du Lac on Tuesday, according to an incident report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP). A Dodge Caliber.
Dunn fell asleep while driving southbound on Stoney Point Road near Huff Cemetery Road at about 10.30am and failed to negotiate the bend in the driveway. The man’s vehicle reportedly crossed the center line and veered off the left side of the road, hitting a fence and trees.
Dunn was reportedly seriously injured in the crash. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis by Washington County Ambulance, according to the accident report.
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Dunn was wearing a seat belt during Tuesday’s crash, MSHP reported. Damage to the vehicle is listed in the report as total damage.
Two adults and two children were injured in another one-vehicle crash in San François County late Tuesday.
The MSHP crash report states that Paul L. Allen, 69, of Silva, was driving a 2017 GMC Sierra southbound on Tuesday afternoon at 67 pm ET with a 68-year-old passenger Karen R. Allen and her two children, ages 6 and 7, are from Silva.
Paul Allen was reportedly incapacitated around 1:50 p.m. and failed to keep the vehicle in the left lane of the highway. The truck reportedly veered off the left side of the road and the front chassis of the vehicle hit an embankment. After the impact, the truck was lifted into the air and the landing gear hit the ground. The vehicle then reportedly began to slide and hit the centerline of the cable on US 67 south of Canterberry Road.
The four occupants of the truck sustained minor injuries in the crash, and all were taken to Parkland Health in Farmington by the St. Francois County Ambulance Department, according to MSHP.
The accident report indicated that the driver and his passenger were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. The damage to the truck was listed in the report as extensive.
Bobby Radford is a reporter for the Daily Journal.He can be reached at email@example.com