A single-vehicle auto accident moderately injured a Fenton resident during the early hours of Saturday morning. At approximately 1:10 a.m., 45-year-old Lisa Smercina was operating a 1999 GMC Jimmy southbound along Romaine Creek Road when the vehicle veered off the right side of the roadway. As the vehicle left the roadway, it struck an embankment constructed of rock between Fenton and Arnold. A private vehicle transported Smercina to the hospital and her current condition is unknown. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident and has not stated if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
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