Teen dies in fiery car crash in Franklin County

Teen dies in fiery car crash in Franklin County

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Teen dies in fiery car crash in Franklin County

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by Adam J. McDonald, KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 14 at 5:55 AM

(KMOV) -- Police say a 17-year-old died in a car accident after the car he was driving crashed and caught fire Saturday afternoon.

Officials say Jesus Pinedo-Almaraz, of Wright City, was driving southbound on Highway D, one mile north of Highway 47, when his car veered off the roadway.

The vehicle then struck a tree stump, overturned and caught fire.

According to police, Almaraz was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say he was not wearing a seat belt.

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