A 16-year-old Alton girl was taken by helicopter to a St. Louis Hospital with severe injuries suffered in a Tuesday night crash.  Police say the unnamed female left the roadway and struck a tree near Johnson's Corner on State Street around 11:30pm.  Brant Walker was hosting his post-election party at the restaurant, but police say it does not appear she had been at that event.

It also did not appear she had been drinking, but she has been charged with improper lane usage, no drivers' license and no insurance.  She was initially taken to St. Anthony's Hospital with numerous and extensive injuries before being airlifted to Barnes Hospital for further treatment.

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