According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Anna Bishop, 17, was southbound on I-35 near Lathrop just after midnight. Her vehicle skidded off the roadway, struck a mile marker sign, struck a ditch and traveled up an embankment. It then overturned multiple times, ejecting Bishop.
The car eventually came to rest completely engulfed in flames.
Bishop had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene.