Injuries in separate crashes

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 9:14 am

Three people were injured in two separate traffic crashes in Lincoln County, according to reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The first crash was on Sept. 20 on Highway 79 at Route CC. Time of the incident was 8:20 p.m. The Patrol stated Erika Oppeau, 29, of Elsberry was driving a 1997 Plymouth Voyager and failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle traveled off the roadway, over train tracks, down an embankment and into a creek. She was not using a seat belt.

Oppeau was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis. Her injuries were listed as moderate.

The second accident occurred Sept. 22 at 11:20 p.m. on Highway H and Highway E. The Patrol reported that Ryan Harrell, 32, of Troy, was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer when he failed to negotiate a curve. The Explorer traveled off the right side of the roadway, returned to the roadway and overturned, ejecting Harrell. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Harrell was flown to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. His injuries were listed as serious. A passenger, Christopher Dunlap, 27, of Winfield, was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital West. His injuries were listed as moderate.  He was using his seat belt.

Aaron Lee, 21, of Troy suffered moderate injuries in a one-car crash Sept. 24 on Route H north of Cave Farm Road in Lincoln County. Time of the crash was 12:30 p.m.

Lee was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt when he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned.

He was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph West Hospital.

Two people were injured in a two-car crash Sept. 26 on Route C west of Keelstone Road. Time of the crash was 6:55 p.m.

According to the statement, a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Brittany Hammond, 22, of Moscow Mills, crossed the centerline, striking the front of a 2006 Ford Fusion driven by Abigail Hollis, 20, of Troy, with both vehicles traveling off the roadway. Both were using seat belts.

Both were taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital West. Hammond’s injuries were listed as moderate and Hollis had minor injuries.

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