Man seriously hurt in boat crash on eastern Missouri river
WASHINGTON, Mo. — Authorities say one man has been hurt in a boat crash on the Meramec River in eastern Missouri.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the crash happened Saturday evening when a boat made a sudden turn to avoid a gravel bar in Franklin County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a nearby boat couldn’t stop in time to avoid hitting the vessel. The collision sent 31-year-old Jared Benson, of St. Clair, to a hospital with serious injuries.