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Oct. 10, 2017SAVANNAH, Mo. | By: Elliott
A St. Joseph man is seriously injured after an accident on Route C at County Road 190, three miles north of Savannah last night.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 17-year-old Austin Ortega was southbound on Route C at approximately 5:21 p.m. when his vehicle began to slide, travelled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree with the driver's side door.
Ortega was seriously injured in the crash and was taken by LifeNet to MOSAIC Life Care in St. Joseph. The crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Andrew County Sheriff's Department.