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One hospitalized after head-on crash on Troy-Scott Road

Christopher Kenneth was in a Ford Escape when he was hit head-on while driving on Scott-Troy Road. He was treated and released from a hospital.
Christopher Kenneth was in a Ford Escape when he was hit head-on while driving on Scott-Troy Road. He was treated and released from a hospital.

One man remained hospitalized after a serious crash on Troy-Scott Road early Saturday morning near the O’Fallon-Lebanon border.

A Saturn, driven by Isaiah Curtis, 22, of Belleville, crossed the center line and struck a Ford Escape head-on.

The man driving the Escape, Christopher Kennett, 27, of Lebanon, was treated and released, said Capt. Bruce Fleshren of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.

Curtis was flown to Saint Louis University Hospital, where he remained Tuesday.

St. Clair County Sheriff’s deputies say alcohol may have played a role in the crash.

The speed limit on that part of Troy-Scott Road is 55 mph, but Fleshren noted that part of the road is “pretty much past the residences.” He did not say if speed was a factor in the crash.

Two vehicles, including a city of Highland ambulance, that were following the Ford Escape were hit with debris.

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