Teen dies after car strikes tree in Franklin County - KMOV.com

Teen dies after car strikes tree in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. – A teenager was killed after losing control of her vehicle in Franklin County on Wednesday afternoon.

Elisha Funston, 16, was killed after travelling off of the road and striking a tree on Highway 185 south of Schmidt Lane, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities state that Funston lost control of her 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt while driving on a curve around 2:00 p.m.

The Missouri Highway Patrol states that she was wearing her seatbelt.

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