St. James teen killed after falling out of truck bed


A St. James teenager was killed Sunday night after falling out of a pickup truck bed.

The 16-year-old boy fell out of the vehicle on County Road 2250, about 2 miles west of St. James, around 10 pm, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Staff at Phelps Health in Rolla pronounced the teen dead just after 11:25 pm No other details about the incident were immediately available.

The death is Troop I’s third in June and the 12th of this year.

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