(Updated with photos from Augusta, MO Community Volunteer Fire Department)
A 16-year-old from O’Fallon sustained serious injuries in a one-car crash on Highway 94 between Defiance and Augusta just after noon on Sunday.
Alex S. Brazil was driving a 1997 Honda Prelude westbound on Highway 94 near Terry Road when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. Brazil overcorrected, and the car went off the road a second time, struck a culvert, and went airborne before finally coming to a stop in a creek.
Brazil was airlifted to Mercy Hospital. He had been wearing a safety device at the time of the crash, MSHP reported.