Louisburg teen Auston McLellan dies in car crash

A Louisburg teen died in a car crash Saturday night.

According to the Miami County Sheriff's Office, Auston McLellan, 17, of Louisburg died in the crash. Drew Carder, 17, of Louisburg was also taken to an area hospital, but was released.

Authorities said the crash happened on Metcalf Road, just north of 271st Street. Deputies arrived on scene just before 8:45 p.m. Saturday. According to a Miami County Sheriff's Office news release, McLellan was driving the vehicle when it went off the right side of the road, after passing another vehicle. Deputies said the car overturned and McLellan was ejected from the car before it hit a utility pole.

McLellan was taken to a Kansas City area hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The Miami County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the crash.

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