Three youths killed in fiery crash in Nodaway County

None were wearing seatbelts

HOPKINS, Missouri - A pickup truck ran off a northwest Missouri road, killing three passengers.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victims as 21-year-old Joshua Bix and 22-year-old Benjamin McIntyre, both of Hopkins, and 18-year-old Chrystal Olerich of Lake View, Iowa.  All three were thrown out of the pick up and none were wearing seatbelts, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

The patrol said the crash occurred Saturday one half mile east of Hopkins when the pickup ran off the road, overturned and caught fire.

The St. Joseph News Press reported  that two passengers were also hospitalized with serious injuries. The driver of the pick-up, 22-year-old Scott Woods, of Hopkins, was not seriously injured.