2 teens injured when vehicle crashes into fence, tree

Two Ozark County teens were transported to a Springfield hospital following a one-vehicle crash in Ozark County Monday that occurred 7 miles east of Ava on Missouri Highway 14.According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 17-year-old Andrew Ault of Gainesville was the driver of the vehicle. The crash occurred when Ault failed to negotiate a curve, with his vehicle traveling off the roadway and striking a fence and a tree.

Both Ault and his passenger, 18-year-old Laura Taylor of Isabella, were transported by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South for treatment of what were described as “moderate” injuries.

The vehicle the two were traveling in was totaled and towed from the scene of the 5:45 p.m. crash.

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