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.