A 17-year-old Richland male was transported by private conveyance to Mercy Hospital in the early morning hours of Thursday following a single-vehicle crash.

A 17-year-old Richland male was transported by private conveyance to Mercy Hospital in the early morning hours of Thursday following a single-vehicle crash. 

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Joshua L. Vire was driving a 2013 Kia Optima at approximately 1:45 a.m. on July 20, 2017 on eastbound MO-H, east of Bennett Road, in Camden County when the crash occurred. 

The vehicle travelled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Vire, listed with minor injuries, was wearing a safety belt. The vehicle, listed with extensive damage, was left on the scene to be towed at a later date.