On Monday, August 4, at approximately 1:40 p.m. Chandler Hollingsworth, 17, was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident on Hwy. 47 east of Meier Road. According to State Highway Patrol, Hollingsworth was driving a 1998 Pontiac Grand AM when he traveled off the right side of the roadway, ran into a ditch and struck a utility pole and two utility boxes. His vehicle began to overturn, and he was ejected from the vehicle.
Hollingsworth was taken to Mercy Creve Coeur by Air Evac and was listed as being in serious condition. He was not using a safety device at the time of the accident.