Crocker teen suffers bloody crash

Darrell Todd Maurina


PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (July 4, 2009 UPDATED 7 p.m. July 8) — A Crocker teen totaled his vehicle and suffered moderate injuries in a Saturday morning crash on Highway PP off Highway 28 about six miles north of the St. Robert city limits at Exit 163.

Emergency personnel had some difficulty finding the crash that injured John T. Routh, 16. Pulaski County 911 personnel originally paged out Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel and then repaged the Dixon Ambulance District after determining the wreck was north of the ambulance district line. Law enforcement and firefighters repeatedly asked for clarification on the wreck’s location, eventually determining it was at the very end of Highway PP.

Upon arrival, Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers found the vehicle covered in blood but learned that Routh had left the scene and was being transported by private vehicle for treatment at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla. They later determined that Routh had been eastbound in a 1995 GMC Sierra at 8:20 a.m. when he ran off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected, and then skidded off the right side of the roadway where he hit some trees.

Routh had been wearing his seat belt. His car was removed by Jack’s Towing.

In other unrelated state patrol arrests:

• Vincent A. Sansone, 30, of Laquey, was arrested by state troopers in Pulaski County at 1:28 a.m. Saturday on charges of driving while intoxicated and speeding. Sansone was transported to the Pulaski County Jail and subsequently released.

• Scott J. Lekey, 28, of Dixon, was arrested by state troopers in Franklin County at 11:55 p.m. Friday on charges of driving while his license was revoked, interfering with an arrest and resisting arrest. Lekey was transported to the Franklin County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold.

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