Pickup Crash Ejects 15-year Old Driver

A pickup truck crashed in Macon county last night, seriously injuring the driver. Highway patrol reports indicate 15-year old Colby Peukert was northbound on Intrepid Road a mile southeast of Bevier about 7:10 last night when he struck a washout on the road and skidded off into the ditch. The pickup wet airborne according to troopers, who say Peukert was ejected when the truck slammed into a fence. He was airlifted to Columbia with serious injuries. The crash report indicates he was not wearing a seat belt.