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Crash in Lawrence County Kills Teenager

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a single vehicle crash near Phelps killed a teenage driver Wednesday.

Troopers say the driver was travelling along Highway UU when the vehicle went off the right side of the road and overturned.

The 16-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. A 14-year-old passenger in the vehicle was hospitalized with moderate injuries.

Neither of the teenager’s identities have been released, per Highway Patrol policy.