JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – Four teenagers were injured in a crash that ended when an SUV struck a tree.
On Monday evening, Centerpoint Medical Center said in a release that one victim is in serious condition and another is in fair condition.
Deputies were called out just before 4 p.m. to the crash near the 6900 block of Taylor Road in Jackson County.
Jackson County Deputy Raashid Brown said the SUV was traveling southbound on Taylor Road when it left the road and hit a tree. He said there were four people inside the vehicle; all were taken to area hospitals.
It was a single-vehicle accident, and deputies don't know what caused the SUV to leave the roadway. Brown said the road is hilly, and that could play a factor, but they aren't sure yet.
A Central Jackson County Fire Protection District spokesman said two of the four teens in the SUV were ejected.
Two teens were listed in critical condition. Two others suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.