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Nineteen-year-old Nate Bohannon, of Missouri, sustained severe lacerations to the face and head. Corbin Crewse, the boy, had a small cut on his elbow and complained of shoulder pain before the two were taken to Mercy Hospital in Berryville.
Their condition was not known Wednesday evening.
Bohannon was cited for careless and prohibited driving in the wreck.
Misti Crewse, the younger boy's mother, said the pair were on their way to trade in a video game at Game Stop around 4:30 p.m. Bohannon was driving his aunt's gray Mitsubishi Montero when he lost control while trying to negotiate the sharp curve onto the spur.
Authorities on the scene estimated Bohannon had been traveling 50 miles per hour when the car overturned, struck the curb, and catapulted onto its roof. The impact crushed the passenger's side and strew toys and crayon drawings across the grassy right of way.
Crewse and Bohannon were the only two in the vehicle at the time. However, authorities contacted the boy's mother, who soon arrived on the scene.
Whitney Craven and Scott Easley were driving in the opposite direction when the wreck happened. They pulled over and called 911.
The two were visibly shaken. Craven sat on the grass holding a young, frightened girl between her knees.
Easely, who has two daughters, said he was concerned about Crewse.
"That's scary," he said. "... My heart started going when I saw the little one in the back."
Carroll County Sheriff's Sgt. Joel Hand, who responded to the wreck, said he had seen a number of accidents at the location through the years. The well-traveled curve bends at nearly a 90-degree angle.
(View a photo gallery from the wreck here: http://bit.ly/WJYW3a)