St. James, Mo. teen dies in single-pickup truck crash
PHELPS COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - A teenager from St. James has died after a single-pickup truck crash Thursday evening.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the crash happened around 5:30 on I-44 near Rolla.
The crash occurred when the driver of a Ford F-350 traveled off the right side of the highway and overcorrected, causing the truck to overturn several times.
The driver and the 17-year-old passenger were ejected. The driver, a 39-year-old man, was taken to a hospital in Columbia with serious injuries, and the teenager was pronounced dead at the same hospital.
Neither occupants were wearing a safety device, according to the crash report.
This is MSPH Troop I’s third fatality in 2023.
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