SAINT FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - One person is dead, and three others hurt after a crash early Thursday morning in St. Francois County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the four individuals were in a Ford Focus traveling on Highway N, north of Highway NN when the driver went off the road and hit a tree head-on.
The crash happened at 1:05 a.m. on Sept. 28.
A passenger in the vehicle, 18-year-old Ethan Chitwood of Centerville, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, 22-year-old Zackery Prater of Centerville, suffered serious injuries and was taken by helicopter to a St. Louis hospital.
Another passenger, 21-year-old Sara Rhine of Patterson, suffered serious injuries as well and was also taken by helicopter to a St. Louis hospital.
There was also a baby in the vehicle.
The child reportedly suffered minor injuries, but was also airlifted from the scene.