Aug 05, 2022

3 Missouri teens dead after ejected in rollover crash

Posted Aug 05, 2022 2:00 PM

CEDAR COUNTY—Three teens died in an accident just after 4:30p.m. Thursday in Cedar County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2006 Toyota Scion driven by Clay W. Palmer, 19, Cleveland, Mo., was westbound on Highway B three miles east of Jericho Springs.

The vehicle crested a hill, became airborne, traveled off the right side of the road and overturned.

Palmer and two passengers identified as 18-year-old Ryan A. Chick of Cabool and 18-year-old Logan W. Meerkatz of of Cleveland were ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. 

Bradeyi K. Kidwell, 18, Cabool was airlifted to Cox South in Springfield.  EMS also transported Taylor Q. Ranney, 18, Mountain Grove, to Cox South.  Kidwell was the only occupant wearing a seat belt, according to the MSHP.