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Silex teen dies in accident, two others seriously injured

Posted on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

One Silex teenager was fatally injured and two other teens were seriously injured in a one-car crash Sunday morning in Lincoln County, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at 12:01 a.m. on Kelch Road, 1.5 miles north of Route (PP).

According to the report, Trent Huber, 16, of Silex, was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger when he lost control of the vehicle. The Ranger went off the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert, telephone pole and two trees. It overturned, ejecting two passengers, Geoffrey Cox,16 and Joshua Adams, 16, both of Silex.

Huber was pronounced deceased at the scene by Lincoln County Coroner Robert Shramek. Adams was flown  to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis  and Cox was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.  It was unknown whether Cox and Adams were using seat belts. Huber was not.

This was the third fatality for the month and Number 83 in 2012.

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