Search is underway for hit-and-run driver who seriously injured teen

Published: Mar. 19, 2017 at 10:11 AM CDT
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Authorities in Laclede County are looking for a motorist who struck a teenager on the side of the road and then fled.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Jordan Early, 17, of Lebanon was assessing damage to his vehicle from a previous crash on Normandy Drive west of Lebanon around 11:50 Saturday night, when another driver hit him.

Early was airlifted to a hospital in Springfield with serious injuries.

Officials on Sunday had not released a description of the vehicle that hit Early.