LACLEDE COUNTY, Mo. – One 16-year-old has died, while three other teenagers are injured after a wreck shortly after noon today.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, overturned and struck a tree.
A 16-year-old male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, a 17-year-old female, was seriously injured, as well as a 16-year-old female passenger. They were both transported by air to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
A 15-year-old male suffered minor injuries.
They were all wearing seatbelts, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.