Northwest Missouri accident claims life of 16-year old boy

A 16 year old boy from St. Joseph is dead, and a 16-year old from Savannah has serious injuries, as the result of a single-car accident on Wednesday night, 1/2 mile southwest of Savannah on a county road in Andrew County.

The Highway Patrol reports that a vehicle, being driven by 16-year old Darren L. Richardson of St. Joseph, was westbound on County Road 366 when the car skidded, went off the south side of the road and hit a tree.

Richardson died at the scene of the accident, which occurred at 11:27 on Wednesday night.  Sixteen year old McKenzie L. Ishmael of Savannah was taken by ambulance to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, again with serious injuries.  The Patrol report said neither teen was wearing a seat belt.