An 18-year-old girl died in a late-night crash Sunday after the vehicle she was riding in overturned and landed in a creek.
At 11:40 p.m., Cassandra Donaldson of Faucett, Missouri, died after the vehicle’s driver lost control while attempting a right turn on Old North Road just east of Highway JJ north of DeKalb, Missouri, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The vehicle then went down an embankment and landed on its top in a creek, the report said.
Donaldson was pronounced dead early Monday morning at Mosaic Life Care.
The driver, Wyatt Gardner, 18 of Rushville, Missouri, received minor injuries and was taken to Mosaic Life Care. Neither he, Donaldson, nor a 15-year-old juvenile passenger were wearing a seat belt, according to the patrol report.