Eliot McDonald killed after being tossed from moving pick-up
6:10 AM, Jul 27, 2011 | comments
Dissen-Franklin County Missouri (KSDK)-- A Franklin County teenager is dead this morning after he was thrown from the back bed of a moving pick-up truck late Tuesday.
Accident investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol say 19 year old Eliot McDonald of Berger was in the back of the Dodge Ram that was northbound on Vedder Road, south of Route Y.
Reports indicate the northbound driver of the truck went into a curve and McDonald was ejected from the back of the truck and thrown to the ground.
The incident occurred around 11;45 Tuesday night and according to the Highway Patrol, McDonald was pronounced dead at the scene around thirty minutes later.
The driver of the pick-up involved has been identified as a 17 year old New haven woman who was not injured in the incident.
Her name is not being released by News Channel 5 at this time, pending the outcome of the investigation.
by VintageWifeJuly 27, 2011 at 11:45 AMUgh :( I was just discussing this kind of thing with my mom when I seen a bunch of little kids in the back of a truck.
by lenoxclanJuly 27, 2011 at 1:59 PMWOW! My prayers go out to the families involved
July 27, 2011 at 5:36 PM
When I was a kid teen we use to ride in the back of a pickup down the highways and all over the place
but now its illegal here and I am glad
we are lucky we never got hurt or killed
by usmclife58July 27, 2011 at 8:35 PM
So sad. And so easily preventable :(
by MycheleJuly 28, 2011 at 6:29 AMI had a friend die this way. He was 17-18 years old and just finished up his senior year in HS. It's so sad.
July 28, 2011 at 10:36 AM
I know someone that is a "vegetabe" after falling out of the back of a truck...IMO, being dead would be better than that
by Peanutx3July 28, 2011 at 11:22 AM
Yep, here too.
Very sad story. It's illegal to ride in the back of truck here.
July 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM