JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - A father is dead and his son is seriously injured after the U-Haul they were driving while doing volunteer work for their church hit a tree, overturned and caught fire.
Michael Akers, 58, was a deacon at Emmanuel Baptist Church. He and his 19-year-old son, Christopher Akers, were returning to church after picking up food for the pantry when the accident happened.
Michael Akers was pronounced dead at the scene. Christopher Akers was airlifted to a hospital in St. Louis. Both men hail from Festus, Mo.
The father and son volunteered about twice a week for the pantry at their church.
No additional information was immediately available.