Driver killed, 4 passengers hurt in a crash near Pierce City, Mo.

Published: Aug. 10, 2023 at 10:22 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2023 at 11:24 AM CDT
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NEAR PIERCE CITY, Mo. (KY3) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a driver lost control of his car after crossing over railroad tracks Thursday morning.

Trenton Wilson’s car went down an embankment and overturned on Wallaby Road west of town around 3:00 a.m. Wilson, 21, of Grandby, was killed in the crash. McKenzie Cooley, 19, of Pierce City, Bryeton Hendricks, 18, of Purdy, a 17-year-old from Monett, and a 12-year-old girl from Pierce City were taken to a hospital in Joplin for treatment of serious injuries.

The patrol says the driver and the passengers were not wearing seat belts. This is Troop D’s 83rd fatality crash this year.

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