High school student killed in crash

Joshua "Bub" Rhodes

Update March 19 6:00 p.m

Joshua "Bub" Rhodes visitation and funeral will be held on Tuesday March 22. The service will take place at the Atlanta High School gymnasium. The visitation will begin at 11 a.m. and the funeral will start at 1 p.m.

The other student in the crash, 16 year old Vincent Elrod underwent surgery this afternoon and it was a success. However, Elrod remains in critical condition at the University of Columbia hospital.

Stay tuned to our website and our Facebook page for more information as it becomes available.


Update March 18 4:00 p.m.

A Northeast Missouri high school student was killed and another injured in a two vehicle crash at 9:30 Friday morning on Highway 63 at the Atlanta junction.

Atlanta High School student Joshua "Bub" Rhodes, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene by Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes. His passenger, Vincent Elrod, 16, also an Atlanta High School student, was flown from the scene by Air Evac, to University Hospital in Columbia, where he is listed in critical condition.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash occurred when Rhodes pulled his car from Route M onto Highway 63 into the path of a northbound pickup driven by Roger Cox, 78, of Bowling Green, Missouri. Cox was not injured.

Neither Rhodes nor Elrod were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.Services are pending at Elliott Funeral Home in Atlanta.

It has been posted on our Facebook page that there will be a prayer vigil Friday night in Atlanta at Church Without Walls at 7pm. ____________________________________________________

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a two vehicle crash this morning on Highway 63 and Route M in Macon County.

The victim has been identified as Joshua Bub Rhodes, 16, a student at Atlanta High School. No other information is available at this time.

As soon as more information is available we will have it on and on the KTVO Facebook page.