Breese Teen Succumbs To Injuries Sustained In December 22 Accident

A Breese teenager has succumbed to injuries sustained in a December 22nd single-vehicle crash in Breese.

According to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, 16 year old Luke Korte was traveling eastbound on Breese Road, about a mile west of Drive In Road Tuesday, December 22 at 1:27 p.m. when witnesses say he lost control of the vehicle and headed into the westbound lane. Korte’s vehicle left the roadway, struck a culvert, and overturned. Emergency personnel extricated Korte from the car and he was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. He was then flown via ARCH Helicopter to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Korte passed away Monday, January 4 at the hospital.

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