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El Dorado Springs juveniles injured in wreck


Two juveniles from El Dorado Springs were injured in a single-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 13. 

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, a 16-year-old female juvenile — who is not identified in the report — was westbound in a 2007 Pontiac G5 on U.S. 54 with a 7-year-old male passenger at around 5:30 p.m.

The wreck occured two miles west of El Dorado Springs when the 16-year-old driver traveled off the right side of the road, overcorrected and crossed the center line.

“The vehicle then overcorrected again, traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch, overturned and struck a fence,” the report stated.

The 7-year-old passenger suffered serious injuries from the wreck and the 16-year-old driver suffered moderate injuries. They were transported by ambulance to Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs. Both were wearing seat belts, per the report.

Trooper T.C. Baker investigated the crash.