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Two injured when car hits bridge

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

PORTAGEVILLE -- A Canalou teen sustained serious injuries following a single-

vehicle accident near Portageville on Wednesday night.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 9:55 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 55, five miles south of Portageville. A northbound vehicle driven by Erin L. Beck, 20, of Portageville, ran off the left side of the roadway, crossed the median and struck a bridge.

Beck and her passenger, Aaron E. Muse, 16, were taken by ambulance to Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, where Beck was treated for moderate injuries and Muse was treated for serious injuries.