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Auto accident in Perryville injures two
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A crash involving a passenger car and motor coach in Perry County on Friday night sent two people in the car to the hospital.
At 6:26 p.m., the Perryville Police Department and Perryville Fire Department, along with the Perry County Ambulance Service, responded to the accident involving a charter motor coach bus and a 2004 Ford Mustang on Highway 51 South near the intersection of Brenda Street in Perryville.
According to the police department, the driver of the Mustang, Landon M. Torres, 20, of Perryville had been driving southbound on Highway 51 and attempted to make a turn into the Mr. Car Wash. He turned into the path of a northbound 1993 MCI 10C3 charter bus owned by Lakeside Travel and registered in Kentucky. The bus was driven by Ronnie Webb of Hollow Rock, Tenn. The right front area of the passenger bus made contact with the Ford Mustang near the passenger door, police said.
A passenger in the car, Tyler S. Lawrence, was extricated by the Perryville Fire Department and transported by Air Evac Lifeteam Helicopter to a St. Louis-area hospital with severe injuries. Torres was transported by ambulance to Perry County Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries.
Two riders were on the bus, according to a news release from the Perryville Police Department. No one on the bus suffered any injuries. Webb was wearing a seat belt. It's not known if those in the Mustang were wearing seat belts.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.
Highway 51 and Brenda Street, Perryville, Mo.