Teenagers Seriously Injured in Crash


In Franklin County, two teenagers are seriously injured after the driver was traveling too fast for road conditions and overturned several times before they were ejected.

On January 16, 2014 at approximately 9:34 p.m., Tate Peters, age 18 of St. Clair, Missouri was operating a 2005 Pontiac GTO along with Jacob Pruitt, age 17 of St. Clair, Missouri.

At that said date and time, Tate was traveling in the eastbound direction on I-44 and mile marker 244.6. The crash occurred when Tate was traveling too fast for road conditions, drove off the roadway, became airborne, impacted the ground and overturned several times ejecting both occupants.

Jacob Pruitt and Tate Peters were both seriously injured and transported by Union ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, neither Jacob nor Tate was wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash.

Tate’s 2005 Pontiac GTO received extensive damages and was towed by Hoffman’s Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop C.