2 St. Louis men hurt after tire blows out

March 16, 2013

Two St. Louis men were hurt in a one-vehicle crash on Friday in Cooper County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jonathan A. Julion, 20, was westbound on Interstate 70 at the 101.6 mile marker at 1:15 p.m. when one of his tires blew out and he lost control. The vehicle exited the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch and an edge marker sign and overturned several times.

Julion had minor injuries and a passenger, Kaylo T. Ruffin, 24, had moderate injuries. Both were transported to University Hospital in Columbia by ambulance. Both were wearing seat belts, the report said.

Information is taken from preliminary Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved.