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Officials say 13-year-old boy killed in Missouri UTV crash

September 6, 2021 GMT

DE SOTO, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Missouri are investigating after a utility vehicle crash in rural Jefferson County left a 13-year-old boy dead.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. Sunday on a county road about 5 miles southwest of De Soto, the Missouri State Highway Patrol says Investigators said. Officials said a 17-year-old Hillsboro boy was driving the UTV that was also carrying a 16-year-old boy and two 13-year-old boys.

The teen driver lost control and slid, sending the UTV crashing into two trees, investigators said. A 13-year-old Cedar Hill boy died at the scene and the other three teens were taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries ranging from minor to serious, officials said.

Authorities have not released the names of the boys.