Columbia teen killed in crash was student at Christian Fellowship School
COLUMBIA - The Columbia teen who was killed in a crash Saturday morning was a senior at Christian Fellowship School, the school's assistant principal said.
Bryce Hill, 17, was driving a Chevy SUV down the 3800 block of I-70 Drive Southwest around 8:50 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn, leave the roadway and strike a tree, police said.
Hill was ejected from the vehicle, a crash report said.
The investigation into the cause of the crash was still ongoing, police said.
As of Saturday afternoon, the Columbia Police Department said it did not know of any "contributing factors."
Brad Clemons, Christian Fellowship School's assistant principal, told KOMU 8 News Hill was a talented student with a bright future.
"Bryce was a doer, a talented welder and fearless mountain climber," Clemons said in an email. "He loved the outdoors, mountain biking and working out. He'll be remembered as a man of action and a loyal and passionate friend. Bryce will be greatly missed and forever remembered. He was a good man!"
Clemons said Hill was accepted to attend State Technical College of Missouri in Linn.
Police asked anyone with information about the crash to call the department at 573-874-7652 or Crimestoppers at 573-875-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.