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UPDATE: Teen driver dies in Kansas creek crash, 4 others hospitalized

A 16-year-old boy has died in a wreck that also injured four other teens.

Posted: Sep 17, 2018 10:29 AM
Updated: Sep 17, 2018 1:45 PM

(ATCHISON, Ks.) A 16-year-old boy has died in a wreck that also injured four other teens.

According to MSC News, Zachary Armontrout, of Rushville, passed away early Monday morning at the hospital.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that Armontrout was driving on River Road in Atchison, Kansas Sunday when his vehicle crashed through a guardrail at the Independence Bridge and landed upside down in a creek.

Three of the teens were able to escape from the vehicle but authorities said Armontrout and 16-year-old Regan Moger, of Houston, Texas were trapped inside and had to be rescued from the submerged vehicle.

The Atchison County Undersheriff Toby Smith said Moger is in critical condition at KU Medical. Smith called the hospital Monday afternoon. He said there has been no change in Moger's condition.

The three other passengers were identified as 14-year-old Hamilton Snyder, of Whittier, California, 16-year-old Phillip Saragusa, of Atchison, and 14-year-old Aurora Dericotte, of Stillwell, Kansas.

All five are students at Maur Hill-Mount Academy Catholic High School in Atchison.

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