5 St. Francois County Teens Injured In Accident

(St. Francois County) Five St. Francois County teenagers escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon in a traffic accident on the East Outer Road.

The highway patrol says a Chevrolet Impala driven by 16 year old Jayciel Pritchett of Desloge was driving north when she swerved to avoid a pedestrian on the bridge.

Her car then ran off the road and hit a rock bluff and overturned.

Pritchett, 15 year old Brendan Maddox, 12 year old Adyson Pritchett, 18 year old Terry Stokes and 19 year old Korie Stull were all taken to Parkland Health Center Hospitals in Farmington and Bonne Terre for treatment of their injuries.