On Thursday night at approximately 10:00pm three teens were traveling east bound on 376 into Branson. The vehicle went off the left side of the highway, going airborne, striking numerous trees and rolling several times. Both the driver and front seat passenger were ejected.
18-year old Audrey R. Russell was life flighted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where she succumbed to her injuries. 19-year old Kameron W. Vansandt was pronounced dead on the scene.
The 16-year old passenger in the back of the vehicle was transported to Cox Branson with minor injuries.
Police believe speed and alcohol or intoxicants did play a factor. None of the teens were wearing seatbelts.
The crash is still under investigation. The thoughts and prayers of the City of Branson are with the families of those involved.