Seneca, Mo teenager killed after car hits a tree
NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - A teenager has died after the car he was in crashed and hit a tree Thursday afternoon.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the crash happened on Old 60 Drive, about three miles east of Seneca, around 2:45 p.m.
The crash occurred when a Nissan Altima driven by a 17-year-old man crossed the center of the road, overcorrected, and went off the right side of the road. It then overturned and hit a tree.
There were two occupants in the car, 18-year-old Steven Keith and another 18-year-old man. Keith was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two were taken to a Joplin hospital with minor injuries.
The crash report says all three were not wearing safety devices at the time. This is MSHP Troop D’s 53rd fatal crash for 2023.
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