A St. James teenager is dead after falling out of the bed of a pickup truck just after ten o’clock last night on Phelps County Road 2250, two miles west of St. James.
According to the highway patrol, a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was being driven by a 16-year-old male juvenile when the 16-year-old male victim fell out of the bed of the truck. He was pronounced dead at 11:27 at Phelps Health in Rolla. The highway patrol no longer provides the names of individuals 17-years-old and younger who are involved in traffic accidents, as they are considered juveniles by state law.