17-year-old dies in fiery crash in Hawk Point

HAWK POINT, Mo. (KSDK) – A 17-year-old died Saturday after his car ran off the side of the road, hit a tree and caught fire.

Jesus Pinedo-Almaraz was driving a 2007 Toyota Scion southbound on Highway D one mile north of Highway 47 at about 4:30 p.m.

His vehicle ran off the right side of the road, police say, and hit a tree stump, ejecting Almaraz. The car then flipped over, hit a tree and caught fire.

Almaraz was pronounced dead at the scene.


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