RIPLEY COUNTY, Mo.- The fourth fatal accident in the State of Missouri for the year 2017 was reported out of Ripley County and occurred early this morning around 7:30 a.m.

Online crash report says,  Zachary Brittain, 17, of Doniphan, Mo., was westbound on MO 142 Highway when he ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

Next of kin was notified and Brittain was transported to Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan.