Missouri Teenage Drivers and Fatal Accidents


Missouri Fatal Crash Victims Involving Teen Drivers in 2007

Except to family and friends of these victims, telling teens nearly 200 of their peers will die in 2007
means very little. It is hoped seeing the names and faces make these tragedies a reality.
Teens - The teens listed here had hopes, dreams, desires - just like you.
Only one mistake makes them different .
They are more than a statistic! 


Date

Victim(s) and What happened

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12-30

A

16 year old Harrison Cole "Harry" in Ste. Genevieve County, MO (failed to negotiate turn to left, overturned, victim and 22 year old passenger ejected, passenger seriously injured) Park Hills MHP

N2


12-27

V

13 year old Alexis Atwill in Jefferson County, MO (vehicle driven by 15 year old slid off roadway and overturned) Osceola, AR MHP

N1
Y2


12-23

V

16 year old Daniel Lottmann in Franklin County, MO (vehicle driven by 18 year old slid off roadway and overturned, ejected) Washington MHP

N1
Y2


12-21

A

17 year old Teesha Lipe in Bolivar, MO (19 year old driver lost control, crossed roadway, and upon hitting grass began to roll. Driver ejected.) Bolivar MHP

N1
U1


12-19

A, A

19 year old Caleb Kuhn and 59 year old Richard Siegriest in Newton County, MO (19 year old driver crossed center line and struck second vehicle head-on) Neosho
Miami, OK
MHP

N1


12-19

A, V

26 year old Scott Kehr and 16 year old Ashley Witkowski in Northland, MO (15 year old unlicensed driver traveling on wrong side of road in vehicle 1 strikes another vehicle head-on killing 26 year old driver. 16 year old passenger in vehicle 1 also killed.) Kansas City
Clarksdale
KMBC

U3


12-19

V

22 year old Eric Cole in Howell County, MO (17 year old driver ran stop sign and was struck by another. Victim ejected. Driver then fled scene, and has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony leaving the scene)  West Plains West Plains Daily Quill

N1
U2


12-13

A

20 year old Thomas Moore in Greene County, MO (drove off side of roadway, overturned, ejected) Ozark Springfield PD

N1


12-13

A

60 year old Patricia Hosford in Jefferson County, MO (victim suffered heart attack while driving, ran thru red light and struck vehicle driven by 20 year old driver, who received moderate injuries.) Highridge MHP

Y1


12-6

A

19 year old Katy Weidner in Shelby County, MO (lost control on snow covered road, slid across centerline and struck semi trailer) Tina MHP

U1


12-6

A

18 year old Brittany Nickles in Washington County, MO (failed to negotiate curve, struck embankment, overturned, caught fire) Mineral Point MHP

N1


12-5

V

14 year old Rachel Williams in Laclede County, MO (17 year old driver lost control on gravel covered roadway, slid into tree) Lebanon MHP

N4


11-25

A

16 year old Lauren Wheeler in Dade County, MO (ran off roadway and struck tree) Stockton MHP

Y1


11-23

A

17 year old Robert Couch in Sullivan County, MO (crossed centerline, drove off left side of road, struck culvert, overturned numerous times, ejected) Browning MHP

N1


11-21

A

16 year old Raymond Reis in Jefferson County, MO (lost control after cresting hill, spun into path of another vehicle, other driver seriously injured) Imperial MHP

N1


11-19

A

62 year old Leo McGrew in St. Clair County, MO (vehicle driven by 16 year old pulled into path of semi, and was struck. Semi then ran off roadway, overturned and driver was ejected. Vehicle driven by 16 year old was then struck by third vehicle. Victim was driver of semi.) Lee's Summit MHP

U1


11-19

V

19 year old Ajdin Krajina in Jefferson County, MO (vehicle driven by 19 year old ran off right side of roadway, struck guardrail and highway sign, overturned down embankment, ejecting all 5 occupants) Arnold MHP

N5


11-16

V

21 year old Douglas Julius in Franklin County, MO (attempted to pass vehicle driven by 16 year old, struck side of vehicle, forcing both vehicles off roadway. Victim's vehicle struck embankment and overturned) Union MHP

Y1


11-15

A

17 year old Clint Cochran in Oregon County, MO (victim pulled into path of another vehicle) Koshkonong MHP

N1


11-13

A

19 year old Joseph Kreeger in Benton County, MO (victim crossed centerline and struck oncoming vehicle head on)  Warsaw MHP

N1


11-12

A, V


Spike

Zach

17 year old Spike Gargione and 17 year old Zacharias Boyer in Howell County, MO (vehicle crossed centerline and struck another head on. Third passenger serious, as well as driver of second vehicle.) West Plains
West Plains
MHP

Y2
U1


11-12

V

15 year old Michael Coon in Cole County, MO (17 year old driver ran off right side of road at high rate of speed and struck numerous trees) Jefferson City MHP

N1
U2


11-11

V

18 year old Jacob Weber in Perry County, MO (18 year old driver failed to negotiate curve, traveled off left side of road, overturned, both ejected) Frohna MHP

N2


11-11

V

17 year old Samantha Lipka in Callaway County, MO (16 year old driver made a U-turn in front of another vehicle) St. Louis MHP

Y1
N1


11-4

A

35 year old Mark Kirkpatrick in Jefferson County, MO (victim attempted to change lanes and struck rear of vehicle driven by 18 year old driver, who lost control and traveled thru median, striking a third vehicle) House Springs MHP

Y1


11-3

A, V

19 year old Floyd Barnes and 21 year old George Barnes in Madison County, MO (vehicle drove off side of road and struck tree) Fredericktown,
Fredericktown,
MHP

Y2


10-25

A

56 year old Carol Brewer in St. Francois County, MO (Vehicle driven by 18 year old driver lost control on wet pavement, crossed center line and struck victim's vehicle head-on.) Bismarck MHP

N1


10-14

A

18 year old Ryan Lee Crewse in Greene County, MO (crossed center line, struck bus stop and tree) Willow Springs News Leader

U2


10-13

A, V


Whitney

Elizabeth

18 year old Whitney Bentlage and 20 year old Elizabeth Shea in Boone County, MO (18 year old driver lost control on wet pavement, crosed centerline and struck by semi, both ejected) Columbia
Columbia
MHP

U2


10-12

V

17 year old Logan Schalk in Carter County, MO (vehicle driven by 18 year old ran off right side of road and struck tree, driver fled scene) Doniphan MHP

N2


10-12

P

6 year old Lucas Hawkins in Butler County, MO (vehicle driven by 19 year old backed over victim, stopped and drove forward striking victim a second time) Poplar Bluff MHP

*


10-5

V

57 year old Katherine Booker in Dunklin County, MO (vehicle driven by 20 year old ran stop sign and struck vehicle in passenger side) Kennett MHP

N1
Y1


9-26

M

20 year old Kurtis Beyer in Jackson, MO (failed to negotiate curve on exit ramp, struck guardrail) Lees Summit MHP

*1


9-23

V

18 year old Tyler Keeling in Pulaski County, MO (vehicle driven by 18 year old ran off side of road, down steep embankment and overturned, struck tree. Driver and another passenger belted and serious) Crocker MHP

N1
Y2


9-22

A

16 year old Ethan Riggs in Iron County, MO (fell asleep driving to work, ran off road, struck culvert, overturned numerous times, ejected) (follow-up, the South Iron Panthers basketball team dedicated its 2007-8 season to Ethan and only lost one game during the regular season. They also won the Arcadia Valley Thanksgiving tournament, the Central Christmas Tournament, the Black River League Championship Tournament, the Class 2 District 2 Championship, and the Class 2 Sectionals. Their season ended when they came up short in the state championship game to Harrisburg.) [opinion - kudo's Panthers for your tribute to fallen team-mate #42] Annapolis MHP

N1


9-22

A

18 year old David Bunn in Lafayette County, MO (turned left into path of semi, slid off roadway, ejecting driver) Centerview MHP

N1


9-19

A

20 year old Stephanie Bailey in Jasper County, MO (crossed centerline and struck another vehicle headon) Galena, KS MHP

N1


9-13

A

17 year old Andrew Brown in Benton County, MO (lost control on a curve, ran off right side, then crossed over to left shoulder, struck a tree and embankment, overturned. Other two in vehicle seriously injured.) Cole Camp MHP

N3


9-10

V

18 year old Alex Chamberlin in Benton County, MO (vehicle driven by 17 year old driver slid off side of road, struck embankment, overturned numerous times, all three in vehicle ejected, other two seriously injured) Warsaw MHP

N3


9-8

V

20 year old Carl Barton in Ripley County, MO (vehicle driven by 20 year old ran off side of road, struck culvert, and overturned) Doniphan MHP

N2


9-8

V

17 year old Cody Thackrey in Macon County, MO (vehicle driven by 17 year old driver, failed to turn at T intersection, traveled off roadway and struck an embankment. 5 others in vehicle seriously injured) Laplata MHP N1
U5

9-7

V

2 year old Carson Heggeman in Warren County, MO (Vehicle victim was passenger in, traveled off side of road, over corrected and crossed into path of vehicle driven by 16 year old. Two others in vehicle 1 and both in vehicle 2 seriously injured)) Marthasville MHP Y2


A 2001 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 16-year-old drivers have a crash rate three times higher than that of 17-year-olds, five times greater than 18-year-olds and almost 10 times greater than drivers ages 30-59. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found teenage drivers were less likely to consider their behavior risky. They were also four times as likely as an adult to crash when using a cell phone while driving.
CBS 4 Denver 9/15/2007



9-3

M

36 year old Goh Yasukochi in Franklin County, MO (motorcyclist failed to negotiate corner at high speed, turned in side, slide into path of vehicle driven by 17 year old) St Charles MHP

*


9-3

A

15 year old John Hackle in Butler County, MO (while on ATV, lost control, ran off side of roadway, overturned, partially ejected) Broseley MHP N1

9-2

A

18 year old Scott Tebbe 'Cupcake' in Clinton County, MO (fell off tractor pulling a trailer during fund raising event and was run over by tractor) St Rose St Louis Post Dispatch

*


8-27

A

50 year old Scott Childress in Knox County, MO (vehicle pulled into path of vehicle driven by 20 year old driver, who was seriously injured) Edina MHP

N1


8-24

A

19 year old Robert Wilcox in Howell County, MO (slid off roadway, struck embankment, struck tree) Alton MHP

*


8-23

A

20 year old Lyrica Beck in Pettis County, MO (lost control while attempting to pass construction equipment, slid into rear of equipment)  Sedalia MHP

Y1


8-18

V

18 year old Andrea Gerlt in Howard County, MO (18 year old driver lost control on gravel road, struck embankment) Fayette MHP

N4


8-18

P

32 year old Kevin Fenwick in Potosi, MO (pedestrian struck while walking alongside road and dragged 400 yards, driver fled, 20 year old driver later arrested for felony leaving the scene)  Potosi St Louis Post Dispatch

*


8-17

A, V

18 year old Victoria McGee and 27 year old man in Kansas City, MO (drove thru construction barricades and into concrete barriers, overturned, caught fire)  Kansas City
Kansas City
KC Star

U2


8-14

V

40 year old Allen Fingers in Washington County, MO (18 year old driver drove onto gravel shoulder, overcorrected, crossed roadway, overturned numerous times) Potosi MHP

N3
Y1


8-8

A

20 year old Kelly Lands in Washinton County, MO (crossed centerline and struck another vehicle head on) Potosi MHP

N2


8-4

V, V


Kyle

Brian

18 year old Kyle Horvat and 20 year old Brian Hanewinkel "Votch" in Franklin County, MO (19 year old driver swerved to miss deer in roadway, went down enbankment, struck several large trees) St Louis
Kissimmee, FL
MHP

Y4


8-3


Need some good news?? Read how one Illinois county went from losing 15 teens over a 16 month period, to zero over the last 12. Article posted here


8-3

V

37 year old Diana Keith in Iron County, MO (18 year old driver ran off road and struck fence and small trees, overturned, passenger ejected)

Park Hills MHP

N2


8-2

M

17 year old Clint Yettaw in Laclede County, MO (struck deer crossing road) Falcon MHP

*1


8-1

A, V


Jesse

David

16 year old David Busby and 17 year old Jesse Busby in Franklin County, MO (driver lost control and struck the side of oncoming vehicle #2 and then struck vehicle #3 headon) St Clair
St Clair
MHP

Y2


7-31

A

13 year old Matthew Merrill in Moniteau County, MO (while driving an ATV, failed to negotiate curve, and struck tree) California MHP

*1


7-27

A

19 year old Christopher Smith in Wright County, MO (ran off side of road, struck tree and utility pole, overturned)  Hartville MHP

Y1


7-26

A

16 year old Leonard Hotmer "Bo" in Jackson County, MO (driver ran stop sign and was struck broadside, was  being followed by motorist whom passenger had thrown water balloon at earlier) Blue Springs KMBC

N4


7-26

M

48 year old Allen Anderson in Mercer County, MO (16 year old driver crossed centerline and struck victim on oncoming motorcycle, teen driver seriously injured) Chariton, IA MHP

Y1


7-25

V

16 year old Cherish Vaughan in Newton County, MO (17 year old driver attempted to pass vehicle on right shoulder, lost control, crossed road into field, overturned numerous times, all 3 occupants ejected. Cherish passed away 7/26)  Joplin MHP N3

7-25

A

18 year old Jesse Lowes in Morgan County, MO (crossed centerline, ran off side of road, overturned numerous times, struck tree, teen passenger injured) Shawnee, KS MHP

U1
Y1


7-22

A

16 year old Austin Nelson in Maries County, MO (crossed centerline, ran off road, overcorrected, ran off right side of road, lost trailer, overturned, 3 other teen passengers injured) Freeburg MHP

U1
Y3


7-22


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report says Missouri lead the nation with 161 fewer people being killed in car crashes in 2006 than 2005. The state of Missouri ranks 13th in number of people killed with 1,096 recorded fatalities in 2006, dropping from 11th worst in 2005. A total of 42,642 died in U.S. traffic crashes, a 2% drop from 2005. Report here (comment - in the author's personal opinion, 3 major factors, not commonly credited by highway officials, helped Missouri drivers. 2006 started with a very mild winter, more interstate center barriers were added, and price of gas kept some drivers off road, especially teens.) 

7-19

A

17 year old Michael Creamer in St. Louis County, MO (ran off side of road and struck a tree) Robertsville MHP

N1



It is of little comfort to the Creamer or Becker family's, but the state of Missouri went nearly two full weeks without a fatality being caused by a teen driver. Many were seriously injured, but considering July is typically one of the deadliest months, our teen drivers are to be commended! Keep this up and you will eliminate the need for this website. Which would be the best news this webmaster could ever post. You went 12 days.....can we do 14 days next time?

7-7

A

16 year old Kerry Becker in Lincoln County, MO (slid thru stop sign into path of another vehicle) Hazelwood MHP

N1


7-7

V

53 year old Nancee Ogden in Jefferson County, MO (20 year old driver failed to negotiate corner, crossed line and struck oncoming vehicle #2. Victim in vehicle #2) DeSoto MHP

N1


7-4

A

16 year old Brooke Baxter in Clay County, MO (drove into low water crossing that was flooded, vehicle swept off bridge) (Brooke was the creator of a Facebook memorial to her friend Chelsea Breckenridge, who died in a car crash in 2006) Excelsior Springs MHP

U1


7-2

A

18 year old Joshua Peterson in Butler County, MO (ran off roadway, struck tree, overturned, 2 ejected) Broseley MHP

N2


6-30

A

19 year old Eric Binney in Pettis County, MO (ran off left side of roadway, struck embankment, overturned, partial ejection) (Eric's myspace page) Sedalia MHP

N1


6-29

V

39 year old Maria Garza in Greene County, MO (20 year old reportedly fell asleep according to media reports, left roadway, and overturned - of 5 occupants, Maria was the only one not wearing a seatbelt) Round Lake Heights, IL MHP

Y4
N1


6-22

V
V


Kayla

McKenzie

16 year old Kayla Story and 14 year old McKenzie Kisling in Jasper County, MO (16 year old driver ran off right side of road and struck pole, overturned, all 4 occupants ejected, two other 16 year old's in vehicle serious) Carthage
Carthage
MHP

N4


6-21

A

17 year old Cailyn Callahan in Lincoln County, MO (lost control, ran off left side of road, overturned, both occupants ejected, 17 year old passenger serious) F Florissant MHP

N2


6-20

A
V



Tianna

David

16 year old Tianna Williams and 18 year old David DeCredico in Lawrence County, MO (ran stop sign and was struck by second vehicle) (David and Tianna were returning from a funeral for an 18 year old classmate and friend who had died the prior weekend in a drowning accident) (David's myspace page - here and family's) Pierce City
Pierce City
MHP

Y1
U1


1 week in June

19 year old Eric Levi Montgomery of Lee's Summit, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007 in Lee's Summit, MO. 18 year old Cameron Himes of Monett, died June 14, 2007 near Clinton, MO. 17 year old Nicholas Drew Summers of Marshfield, died June 14, 2007 near Gamaliel, Arkansas.

All 3 young men were victims of lake drowning's; Eric, while attempting to swim a considerable distance, and Cameron and Drew, while jumping from rock bluff's.

Have fun at the lake this summer, but please don't take unnecessary risks. Lakes don't offer the safety features of a swimming pool.


6-19

A

38 year old Thomas Ferguson in Ripley County, MO (head on collision with 20 year old driver in vehicle #2, then struck by vehicle #3 driven by 17 year old driver) Poplar Bluff MHP

N1
Y1


6-17

V

40 year old Robert Mora in Platte County, MO (15 year old driver with drivers permit lost control after tire blew out, crossed median, and struck by two other vehicles) Independence MHP

Y1
N1


6-11

V

18 year old Katelyn Dooley in Taney County, MO (20 year old driver attempted to pass another vehicle, ran off roadway and struck several trees, a road sign, and a fence) Theodosia MHP

N2


6-11

P

23 year old Holly Hopkins in Eldon, MO (struck by hit and run driver while walking home from work. 17 year old driver) Eldon Lake Sun Leader

*2



On June 2, 18 year old Kelsey Smith was abducted from a department store parking lot in Kansas City, and later found strangled to death. On June 10, 17 year old Zachary Jones of Lebanon, was attacked and beaten to death in a city park. That same day, in St Louis, 15 year old Shaneka Spraggins, standing on a porch talking to friends, died when she was struck by a stray bullet. Is there anyway to make sense out such shocking senselessness? Rarely. Life guarantees nothing. In the few short years we spend on this planet, each of us will spend most of our time in forgettable predictability. But life also disguises moments of terrifying unknowns.

Always, always be on guard for the unexpected. Make those who you come into contact with, earn your trust. Stay away, and get away, from any situation that makes you uncomfortable. And if you sense danger, no one, and we mean, no one, expects you to handle it on your own. Get away, yell, scream for help. The world has its share of scumbags, but the vast majority of people, will quickly help, if only they know you're in trouble. Enjoy your life - just keep both eyes open.

To Kelsey, Shaneka, and Zachary, we apologize for not being there to help, and to their families and friends, we express our deepest sympathies.



6-5

A

19 year old Michael Rehard in Douglas County, MO (ran off road, overturned numerous times, ejected - 3 others in vehicle were wearing seatbelts and received minor injuries) Ava MHP

N1
Y3


6-3

A

19 year old Joseph Heuer in Washington County, MO (crossed centerline and struck another vehicle headon - other driver seriously injured) Desloge MHP

N1


6-2

P

52 year old Michael Barbaud in Creve Coeur, MO (17 year old driver fell asleep and struck pedestrian waiting in bus shelter) Creve Coeur Post Dispatch

U1


5-29

A

17 year old Brittany Delozier in Montgomery County, MO (crossed over centerline and struck oncoming vehicle at angle) (order memorial shirt here) Mexico MHP

Y1


5-29

A

19 year old Kalen Clark in Laclede County, MO (drove into median, overcorrected, overturned numerous times, went airborne over median cables, ejected - passenger serious) (Kalen's myspace page) Iberia MHP

N2


5-26

A

85 year old James Johnson in Oregon County, MO (16 year old driver struck shoulder of roadway, overcorrected, and slid sideways into oncoming vehicle) Wright City MHP

Y1


5-26

A

23 year old Zachary Hardin in Iron County, MO (while operating ATV on roadway, was struck from behind by a 20 year old on another ATV - both ejected) Florissant MHP

*1


Congratulations to the Class of 2007 - May the future bring you success, good health, and joy.


In a non-teen driving related incident, 13 year old Stephen Hayes and 12 year old Christian Lakey were killed on 5/27, when the car they were riding in, driven by a 31 year old male, fled a Knob Noster police officer and struck a tree. So far this year, we have documented 3 teens killed in Missouri police pursuits. Is a stolen car worth this? Should we take another look at pursuit policies? Watch another recent Missouri police pursuit - here


Memorial Day weekend begins the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers.
Please drive like your life depends on it.............it does.


5-26

A

16 year old Brooke Hough in Jasper County, MO (lost control and skidded off roadway, struck tree) F Carl Junction MHP

Y1


5-24

A

15 year old Kirk Case in Gasconade County, MO (ran off right side of road, struck tree, overturned, caught fire)  Owensville MHP

N2


5-23

V

41 year old Christopher Collins in Lewis County CO, MO (19 year old driver of concrete mixer runs off right side of roadway, overcorrects, and overturns)  Shelbina MHP

N2


5-23

A

18 year old Michael Lynch in St Peters, MO (lost control and crossed into path of another 18 year old driver, who was seriously injured) St Peters Post Dispatch

U1


5-23

V

19 year old Corey Breeden in Polk County, MO (17 year old driver went off right side of roadway and struck tree, overturned and struck a second tree) Bolivar MHP

N3


5-19

A

19 year old Cory Lee Parrish in West Plains, MO (driver ran off roadway and struck a light pole) (see a very moving tribute to Cory from a friend in the obituary section) West Plains Daily Quill

Y1


5-18

V

16 year old Thomas Hebel in Franklin County, MO (16 year old driver attempted to pass another vehicle and struck it on drivers side. Vehicle then went into ditch, striking culvert, and ejecting both occupants) St Peters MHP

N2


5-16

A
V
V



18 year old Andre Eason, Jr, 18 year old Patricia Ann Davis and 19 year old Derrell Roberts in St Louis, MO (Driver runs into back of Metro bus) St Louis,
St Louis,
St Louis
St Louis Post

N3


5-14

V

19 year old Ashlyn Clark in Moniteau County, MO (18 year old driver crossed centerline and struck another vehicle headon) F Kansas City MHP

N1
Y3


5-14

A

18 year old Darren Gray in Polk County, MO (driver swerved to miss car that had slowed down for oncoming ambulance, struck ambulance) Morrisville MHP

N1


National Police Week - They maybe the last person you want to see during a normal day, but when you need help, they are the first you'll seek. They are the ones who might call your parents to come take you home, but they are also the ones who have to break the news to your parents, that you won't be coming home. Give them a 'brake' - move over, slow down, and buckle up.    


5-13

P

3 year old Leliyah Pennington in Kansas City, MO (struck by teenage driver) Kansas City KC Star

*U


5-12

A

19 year old Nicole Samuels in Crawford County, MO (crossed centerline and struck another vehicle headon)   Arnold MHP

Y1
N1


5-11

M

19 year old Allen Wilson in Jackson County, MO (passed vehicle at high rate of speed, went off side of road)   Grain Valley KC Star

*1


5-10

M

69 year old Andy Doehm in Gasconade County, MO (motorcyclist failed to negotiate curve and drove into path of vehicle driven by 20 year old) Owensville MHP

*1


5-8

A, V


53 year old Joseph Comejo and 23 year old Jose Damian (police suspect 2 vehicles were racing, when #1 struck a 3rd. Mr Comejo was in the 3rd, Mr Damian was a passenger in #1. Driver of #1 fled on foot and was suspected to be a 19 year old male) Kansas City,
Kansas City
KC Star

U1


5-6

A

19 year old Mark Hathaway in Lawrence County, MO (ran off roadway, overcorrected and overturned, struck guardrail, down embankment) Mt Vernon MHP

N1


5-6

M

15 year old Demarion Patterson "Woona" in St Louis County, MO (17 year old on minibike pulling a go-cart. Mininbike ran red light and pulled go-cart into school bus) St Louis County St Louis Post

*2


5-5

A, V


Shawn

David

20 year old Shawn Wells and 19 year old David Headberg in West Plains, MO (lost control in a curve and struck another vehicle) (David's myspace page)   West Plains
Bakersfield
Baxter Bulletin

U2


5-2

V

19 year old Asia Spotwood in Phelps County, MO (19 year old driver lost control on wet pavement, spun 3 times, struck guardrail) Federal Way, WA MHP

Y2


5-1

A

20 year old Quintin Gatewood in Howell County, MO (ran off right side of road, over corrected, and and struck oncoming vehicle head on) (Richard's myspace page)   Koshkonong MHP

N1
Y1


4-26

A

16 year old Phillip Atchley in Boone County, MO (lost control, traveled across centerline, and struck broadside by vehicle driven by 19 year old)   Rocheport MHP

N1


4-24

A

19 year old Julie Bowden in Florissant, MO (crossed centerline and struck another vehicle) Warrenton St Louis Post

U1


4-21

V

24 year old James Brady in Callaway County, MO (20 year old driver travelled off right side of road, overturning numerous times, passenger ejected) Fulton MHP

N1
Y1


4-21

A

19 year old Heidi Strodtman in Boone County, MO (struck head on by suspected drunk driver)   Salisbury MHP

Y1


4-18

M

20 year old Dallas French in Jasper County, MO (attempted to pass another vehicle on motorcycle and lost control, struck culvert)   Joplin MHP

*1


4-15

A

19 year old Myesha Holt in St Louis, MO (victim's car was rear-ended and forced into another vehicle and median. Driver that caused accident fled the scene and is now wanted for felony hit and run) Belleville, IL St Louis Post

U1


4-8

A
V
V


Kelly

Victoria

Ashley

Kelly McGinnis, 18, Victoria Bernard, 19, and Ashley Bernard, 14 in Excelsior Springs, MO (struck by train at RR crossing - no crossarms, lights flashing - witness' say driver was not trying to beat the train, apparently never saw)   Cameron,
Liberty,
Liberty
KC Star

U3


4-4

A

(included in list only because MHP shows as single crash) 77 year old Richard Schweigerdt in Jackson County, MO (driver ran off right side of roadway, struck a pole, crossed into oncoming traffic, where it struck a second vehicle. The second vehicle was pushed to the right and into the side of a vehicle operated by a 20 year old driver, who's car went into the ditch and overturned. Driver of #2 moderately injured, 20 year in #3 minor injuries) Independence MHP

N1


3-30

A

20 year old Amy Cook in Howell County, MO (turned left into path of oncoming vehicle) Thayer MHP

Y2


3-29

A

20 year old James Messick in Howell County, MO (crossed centerline, struck in door by second vehicle) Pottersville MHP

N1


3-24

A

17 year old Nathan Rechenmacher "Rock" in Miller County, MO (ran off left side of road and struck multiple trees, passenger wearing seat belt seriously injured)   Eldon MHP

Y1
N1


3-24

A, V


Aimee

Melinda

18 year old Aimee Kaiser and 18 year old Melinda Ryles 'Mindy' in Henry County, MO (lost control of vehicle, swerved into path of another vehicle, second passenger and other driver seriously injured)   Clinton,
Clinton
MHP

Y1
U2


3-24

A

18 year old John Nelson in Cole County, MO (ran off right side of road, overcorrected, overturned, and struck rock bluff) Jefferson City MHP

N1


3-23

A

19 year old Christina Collins in Atchison County, MO (while attempting to pass semi, struck trailer and went under the trailer, dislodged and was struck by third vehicle, ejecting driver)   Harrisonville MHP

U1


3-23

V

18 year old Shilynne Johnson in Phelps County, MO (17 year old driver pulled into path of oncoming vehicle, 5 others seriously injured, 2 more with minor injuries) (Shilynne's myspace page)   Vichy MHP

Y6


3-20

V

11 year old Wayne Siwik in Boone County, MO (17 year old driver ran off roadway into median, struck dirt mound, causing vehicle to tumble end over end. Victim ejected) Richmond MHP

N4
Y1


3-19

A

64 year old Brenda Burnia in St Francois County, MO (18 year old driver traveled into path of victim, striking her vehicle head-on) Park Hills MHP

N2


3-18

A

18 year old Cole Dillon in St Francois County, MO (ran off left side of road, traveled down embankment, struck fence, overturned and struck a tree) Farmington MHP

Y2


3-17

P

26 year old Cory Don Adam Ezell in Scott County, MO (struck by 17 year old driver while walking in roadway) Scott City SE Missourian

*1


3-14

M

42 year old Lynn Smith in Laclede County, MO (17 year old driver backed out of  private drive into path of victim on motorcycle) Lebanon MHP

*1


3-12

M

19 year old Justin Hogan in Ray County, MO (attempted to pass another vehicle on motorcycle and struck another headon) Richmond MHP

*1


3-9

A, V


Ryan

John

18 year old Ryan Turnbough and 19 year old John Adams in Phelps County, MO (skidded off road, struck embankment, overturned numerous times, both ejected) (Ryan's memorial by sister here)   Rolla,
Rolla
MHP

N2


3-8

A

17 year old Jamie Werts in Jefferson County, MO (vehicle driven by 18 year old attempted to pass other cars and struck victims' vehicle head-on. Passenger in victim's car serious, as well as driver of vehicle #1 - junior varsity cheerleader)   Hillsboro MHP

N2


3-3

V

18 year old Charly Devorss in Livingston, MO (18 year old driver lost control on ice, slid sideways, and overturned - all 4 in vehicle ejected)   Spickard MHP

N4


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2-28

A

16 year old Amanda Nowlin in Boone County, MO (pulled into path of another vehicle - 11 year old sister seriously injured) (4th teenage/Southern Boone County High School death in the last 12 months - varsity cheerleader)   Ashland MHP

Y2


2-24

A, V


45 year old David Scrivner and 54 year old Harley Sipes in Butler County, MO (18 year old driver hydroplanned on wet pavement, crossed centerline and struck victims car head-on. Two others in 18 year old's car injured, one serious) Doniphan /
Doniphan
MHP

Y3


2-18

A

19 year old Sarah Daine in Greene County, MO (attempted to pass vehicle in a no passing zone, ran off roadway, overcorrected, overturned)   Ash Grove MHP

N1


2-11

A

20 year old Steve Lowmax in St Louis, MO (lost control on curve, driver ejected) St Louis St Louis Post

N3


2-11

A

18 year old Robert Lamb in St Charles County, MO (lost control and overturned, ejected) O'Fallon St Louis Post

N1


2-9

A

18 year old Michael Roberts in Pemiscot, MO (lost control and struck building, overturned)(Michael's father was killed in a car crash 3 years earlier) Wardell MHP

N1


2-4

A

20 year old Robert Purcell in Franklin County, MO (lost control on curve, overcorrected, and struck a tree) Robertsville MHP

N1


2-2

V

19 year old Dustin Hickman in McDonald County, MO (vehicle driven by 18 year old went off right side of road and overturned numerous times, ejecting victim)   Bentonville, AR MHP

N2


1-27

V

33 year old Jeffrey Newman in St. Louis County, MO (Vehicle driven by 17 year old was struck head-on by vehicle traveling the wrong way on I-70. Two teens received moderate injuries.) St Louis MHP

N1
Y1


1-27

A

20 year old Kelly Flores in Clinton County, MO (lost control while passing another vehicle, ran off roadway, and struck a tree)   Plattsburg MHP

N1


1-27

A

53 year old Wehab Meer in St. Louis, MO (struck broadside by 20 year old driver allegedly speeding) O'Fallon St Louis Post

N2


1-22

A

17 year old Brittney Friday in Randolph County, MO (victim crossed center-line and struck another vehicle head-on.) F Madison MHP

N1


1-20

A

20 year old Laura McKee in Franklin County, MO (vehicle left roadway, struck ditch, and came back to stop back on roadway. Although victim was wearing seatbelt, she was partially ejected while in ditch and struck head on stump) Eureka MHP

Y1


1-16

A

16 year old Dominic Griffin in St. Louis County, MO (driver sped away from Moline Acres police, ran stop light, and struck another vehicle stopped at intersection. Vehicle then struck concrete center island and a third vehicle) St Louis MHP

U1
Y2


1-12

V

16 year old Tyler Parker in Lee's Summit, Missouri (16 year old driver lost control in ice and slid off roadway, overturned. Two others in vehicle were wearing seat belts and survived)   Lee's Summit KC Star

N3


1-12

A

19 year old Rebekah Maupin in Johnson County, MO (lost control on ice and slid sideways into path of oncoming car)   Clinton MHP

Y1


1-5

V

9 year old Lindsay Hart in Miller County, MO (16 year old driver lost control and crossed into path of car victim was riding in) Russellville MHP

Y1


1-2

A

18 year old Crysania Wheeler in Daviess County, MO (lost control, went off right side of road, struck ditch, overturned numerous times - passed away 1/7)   Gallatin

MHP

Y1


Above info is obtained from Missouri Highway Patrol and media reports. The MHP only works
crashes outside city limits. Accidents happening inside the limits of a Missouri city are not
listed here unless found in local media. This list is NOT all inclusive.

Please contact the webmaster with corrections or additions


The names appearing on this site are the names of those who died in these crashes. Only crashes with a driver 20 years or younger involved is listed. List does not include teens killed in crashes w/ adult drivers. Teens/children who died in these crashes are in bold.
Photos shown of teens only. No implication of fault is intended.  
A - Automobile Driver     /     V - Vehicle Passenger    /    P - Pedestrian

Y - Seat belt worn   /   N - No Seat belt   /   U - unknown or unreported seat belt   /   * - N/A
Number of occupants of vehicle(s) driven by teen driver

 

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