Two Local Men Seriously Injured in Early Morning Crash After Being Ejected

Beaufort, Mo. - Early this morning at approximately 6:30 a.m., a one-vehicle crash occured on Highway EE, one-half mile north of Neier Road. 

Driver Leonard Luechtefeld, 31, of Owensville, travelled off the east side of the roadway in his 2004 Ford F250 before overturning and striking a parked vehicle. 

Both the driver, Luechtefeld, and passenger Richard Franek, 45 of Beaufort, were ejected from the vehicle.  Neither of the men were wearing a safety device.

Both Luechtefeld and Franek were taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington by Union Ambulance in serious condition.

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