Authorities report that a crash Wednesday night in Nixa has caused serious injuries, including the death of a child.
According to reports, a 16-year-old driver ran a red light at the intersection of U.S. 160 and Northview Wednesday night and collided with a minivan.
The 16-year-old driver suffered serious injuries and a 18-year-old passenger was diagnosed with minor injuries. Both were taken to a local hospital.
Inside the minivan was a nine-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. Details on the driver of the minivan are limited, but authorities say it was an adult driver.
The driver of the minivan suffered serious injuries, while the 12-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.
First responders attempted life saving measures, but the nine-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation is underway, and is being conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.