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Teen driver dead after crash in Pettis County on Friday


A 14-year-old driver has died after a crash early Friday in Pettis County, according to an updated Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.

The teen girl, whose name was withheld from the highway patrol crash report, was driving a Ford Fusion southbound at Route K and McCubbin Road, just south of Houstonia. The patrol says she lost control, went off the road and hit a culvert.

The crash happened a little before 1 a.m.

The girl was flown to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries, according to the original report.

The report now says the teen was pronounced dead at the hospital at 4:20 p.m.

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