MORGAN COUNTY, Mo— An early morning crash on the Lamine River Bridge in Morgan County ended in tragedy this morning.

Smith-Cotton Senior Alex Carr, 18

Smith-Cotton Senior Alex Carr, 18

A statement released by Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia indicated a senior student was fatally injured during the incident and extended sincere condolences to the teen’s family and friends.

Crash reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol indicate Alexander Carr, 18, was eastbound on US-50 as a Green Ridge resident, 40-year-old Joseph Wells, was westbound. As the vehicles travelled across the bridge, Carr’s 2002 Dodge Dakota crossed the center of the roadway and struck Wells’ 2014 Mack Conventional Truck, head-on.

Carr was pronounced dead on scene.

Wells was seriously injured during the crash and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.


Smith-Cotton High School Release: 

Feb. 11, 2016

Statement from Sedalia School District 200

It is with great sadness that we report Smith-Cotton High School senior Alex Carr, 18, has passed away after an auto accident on U.S. Highway 50. The entire Sedalia 200 community extends our sincere condolences to his family and friends. District counselors will be available at the high school today.

For parents who are helping their children cope with the grieving process, these suggestions from the National Association of School Psychologists may prove useful: