2 Teens Seriously Injured in Crash

Two local teenagers were seriously injured in a 2-car crash northwest of Novinger yesterday.

The crash happened at 8 a.m. on Route O, five miles northwest of Novinger, injuring three people. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, an SUV driven by Emily Reardon, 20, of Novinger, pulled from a private drive into the path of an oncoming car driven by Jeremiah Allensworth, 17, of Novinger. The impact caused Allensworth’s car to run off the road, go airborne and overturn, coming to a rest upside down in a field. Allensworth and his passenger, Mackenzie Goodhart, 17, of Kirksville, were thrown from the vehicle. Neither were wearing seatbelts. Goodhart was flown from the scene to a Columbia hospital. Allensworth was transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center. A second passenger in Allensworth’s car, his eight-year-old sister, suffered minor injuries.