Several teens were injured in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning just after 3, when a southbound vehicle driven by 19-year-old Brian Beebe Junior of Oak Grove, ran off the right side of Missouri 127 at Starship Road in Pettis County. The vehicle eventually struck a utility pole.
Beebe fled the scene on foot with minor injuries. Passengers, 19-year-old Tara Bird of Higginsville, 16-year-old Brittany Hastings of Warrensburg and 17-year-old Jessica Phillips and 15-year-old Ashlyn Reynolds both of Sweet Springs were all moderately injured and transported to I-70 Medical Center for treatment.
The investigation is on-going with charges pending.