Cape Girardeau, Missouri teen killed in vehicle crash


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - A teenager is dead following a vehicle crash in Missouri.

It happened just after 10:45 Wednesday morning in Cape Girardeau.

Police say 16-year-old Christian D. Russell was driving on Cape Rock Drive when his Chevrolet Cavalier ran off the road and hit a tree.  Investigators say it appears Russell came back onto the road, then ran off again striking two more trees before coming to a stop.

Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton was called to the scene and pronounced Russell dead.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.