Branson, Mo. -- (2/2/2018) Two teens were killed after their vehicle lost control Thursday night near Branson.
Three teens were traveling eastbound on Highway 376 into Branson around 10 p.m. Thursday when their vehicle “went off the left side of the highway before going airborne, striking numerous trees and rolling several times” in the process, according to reports.
Both the driver and front seat passenger were ejected. 18-year old Audrey Russell was life flighted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where she succumbed to her injuries. 19-year old Kameron Vansandt was pronounced dead on the scene. The 16-year old passenger in the back of the vehicle was transported to Cox Branson with minor injuries.
Police believe speed and alcohol or intoxicants did play a factor. None of the teens were wearing seat belts.
The crash is still under investigation.