A Cabool teenager was seriously injured Tuesday, Nov. 15, in a crash north of his hometown.

A Cabool teenager was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when his vehicle ran off Rust Road three miles north of his hometown and struck a tree.

Cpl. Curtis Haden of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Preston E. Rutz, 17, was traveling southbound in a 1992 Chevrolet when the accident occurred.

Rutz, who was not wearing a seat belt, was flown to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield in serious condition.

 

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