Blowing, drifting snow causes fatal crash on Missouri highway


    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Pate Schultz, 19, of Mexico, Missouri was ejected from her vehicle during the crash.

    The snow-covered roads are now being blamed for a fatal accident involving a northern Missouri teen.

    The accident happened Monday afternoon in Randolph County.

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Pate Schultz, 19, of Mexico, Missouri, was driving down Highway 63 two miles north of Clark, when she drove over wind-blown snow that had drifted onto the highway.

    She lost control of her car. It ran off the side of the road and into the median where it overturned.

    The impact ejected Schultz from her vehicle.

    She was taken to University Hospital in Columbia were she was pronounced dead a little over an hour later.

    According to the crash report, Schultz was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.



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