Two people injured in UTV accident near Lesterville

Two St. Louis residents were seriously injured in an accident Saturday evening near Lesterville.

William C. Olsten, 33, of St. Louis, and Sara E. Schwartz, 35, of St. Louis were both taken by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, according to a report by the Missouri Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at 5:35 p.m. in Reynolds County on private property off of County Road 354, one mile southwest of Lesterville.

The report stated that Olsten was driving a 2018 Polaris RZR utility task vehicle when it overturned, ejecting both Olsten and Schwartz, who was a passenger in the vehicle.

Neither of the injured were wearing a seat belt, the report stated.