Mt. Vernon man facing felony DUI charges in connection with fatal weekend crash

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 23-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been charged in Jefferson County Court with three felonies including aggravated DUI resulting in death, in connection with a weekend crash that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old Salem man.

Bail for Quentin Metje was increased from $75,000 to $100,000 after Roudey Hensley succumbed to the injuries he suffered in the Saturday crash on Route 148 at Triton Lane in Jefferson County.

Hensley was one of five Salem teens riding in the vehicle struck when Metje reportedly ran a stop sign in his pickup truck.

Hensley was airlifted to St. Louis University Hospital for treatment of major injuries. He died from those injuries on Tuesday afternoon.

In addition to the Class 2 felony charge of aggravated DUI accident resulting in death, Metje has also been charged with Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol, and two Class 4 felony counts of aggravated DUI accident resulting in bodily harm.

The four other occupants of the vehicle in which Henseley was a passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries, such as fractured vertebra, fractured collar bone and fractured facial bones. Neither Metje, nor his passenger were injured in the accident.

Hensley would have been a Senior at Salem Community High School in the fall.