1 killed, 3 injured in Cape Girardeau Co. crash

1 killed, 3 injured in Cape Girardeau Co. crash
One passenger was killed in a crash in Cape Girardeau County, Mo. The driver and two other passengers were injured in the crash. (Source: KFVS/stock image)

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Emergency crews reponded to a deadly single-vehicle crash in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri on Wednesday night, April 1.

The crash happened on Larch Lane, just south off Route FF, at approximately 8:22 p.m.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), a 17-year-old Jackson, Mo. boy overcorrected the pick-up truck he was driving when it ran off of the roadway.

The action caused the truck to flip.

Bobby R. Spears, 21 of Oak Ridge, Mo., a passenger in the truck, was thrown from the vehicle. Spears died at the scene.

Two other passengers were hurt in the crash. A 16-year-old Jackson girl was rushed to a Cape Girardeau hospital with serious injuries. Kyle J. Hamlin, 19 of Patton received minor injuries. He refused treatment.

An ambulance transported the driver to a Cape Girardeau hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

MSHP reports that no one in the truck was wearing a seat belt.

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