Saturday, March 26, 2016

One Teen Fatally Injured, Another Life Flighted After Caldwell County Wreck

One teen was fatally injured and the other was life-flighted following a wreck two miles south of Kingston in Caldwell County Thursday afternoon at around 3:58 pm. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a 2012 Volkswagen driven by Alexander Wilson of Kansas City was traveling northbound on Yankee Ridge Road two miles south of Kingston when he lost control and traveled off the west side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a small tree and continued to travel off the roadway. The vehicle then struck a large tree, caught fire, and came to rest facing west on the west side of the road. Wilson (16) was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger, Walter Eckenrod of Kansas City (17), was seriously injured and life flighted to Liberty Hospital in Liberty. They were both wearing seat belts at the time of the wreck.

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