Four Teenagers Injured in One Car Crash

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In Saline County, a driver attempted to merge onto I-70 and ran off the road causing the vehicle to overturn several times.

On June 16, 2014 at approximately 2:07 p.m., Jonathan Terhune, age 19 of Belton, Missouri was operating a 1996 Ford Explorer with passengers Brandi Bertleff, age 16 of Moscow Mills, Missouri, Faith Steele, age 18 of Shelbyville, Missouri, and Noah Williamson, age 18 of Moscow Mills, Missouri.

At that said date and time, Jonathan Terhune was traveling Northbound on US-65 Ramp to I-70. Jonathan attempted to merge onto I-70 and ran off the left side of the roadway. Jonathan’s Explorer overturned several times.

Brandi Bertleff, and Faith Steele received serious injuries and were taken to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Noah Williamson received Moderate injuries and was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital by Sweet Springs EMS. Jonathan Terhune received moderate injuries and was taken by Saline County EMS to Fitzgibbon Hospital.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jonathan and Noah were the only two wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.

Jonathan’s 1996 Ford Explorer received total damages and was towed by Don’s Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol with the assistance of Troop A, and Saline County Sheriff’s Department.

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