Car crash kills 4-year-old

2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago April 08, 2017 Apr 8, 2017 Saturday, April 08 2017 Saturday, April 08, 2017 9:05:00 AM CDT in News
Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol
By: DJ Pointer and Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

ROLLA — Authorities said a 4-year-old girl died in a car crash on Highway 72 near Highway F Thursday night. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said three people with the last name Ridley were riding in their Jeep Cherokee around 7 p.m. when a car being towed on the opposite side of the road got loose and collided with their Jeep. The Jeep rolled onto its side and slid into a Ford F-150 on the road, according the MSHP.

Troopers said both the driver of the Jeep, 32-year-old Zenora Ridley, and the passenger, 8-year-old Samuel Ridley, were taken to the hospital. Samuel was in serious condition, and Zenora suffered minor injuries, according to authorities.

MSHP said 4-year-old Aries Ridley was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said next of kin was notified. 

No one else was injured in the crash, according to authorities.

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