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Two teens injured in Pike County crash

Posted: Apr. 22, 2019 8:30 am

FRANKFORD, Mo. -- Two Vandalia teens were injured in a Saturday night crash in Pike County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Benjamin A. Cassaday, 18, of Vandalia, was westbound on Route C, east of Pike County Road 1, at 7:40 p.m. When the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, the patrol said the driver overcorrected and the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and overturned.

Cassaday and a passenger, Deonta C. Fleming, 17, of Vandalia, were taken by Pike County EMS to Hannibal Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

The patrol said both teens were wearing seat belts.

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