Monday, September 19, 2016

Teen Wreck at Sheridan "Y" Kills One; Another Lifeflighted (Corrected)

One person was killed in a teen wreck that occurred Sunday afternoon at around 4:20. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a 2007 Ford SUV driven by Olivia Davidson (16) of Sheridan was eastbound and a 1997 Ford driven by Matthew Petersen (17) of Sheridan was westbound. The Davidson vehicle pulled into the path of the Petersen vehicle, which struck the Davidson vehicle in the westbound lane of 46. The SUV went off the left side of the roadway coming to rest facing west. The 1997 Ford rotated after the impact, coming to rest facing north.

Ronald Smith (16) of Maryville was killed at the accident. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. He was taken to Price Funeral Home. Petersen received moderate injuries and was lifeflighted to Mosaic Hospital. Another passenger, Andrew Alarcon (13) received moderate injuries and was taken to St. Francis. Davidson was not injured. Davidson, Alarcon, and Petersen were all wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The accident blocked traffic at the Sheridan "Y" for the next few hours as ambulances, police, and fire units from the Sheridan and Grant City Fire Departments were present. People attempting to go south to Parnell could not use that road and had to use an alternate route.

The Highway Patrol corrected an earlier version of this report on its website.

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