Missouri State Highway Patrol

A recent Cabool graduate was killed and another classmate seriously injured Thursday in an accident that claimed three lives in Cedar County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Ryan A. Chick

Authorities said Clay W. Palmer, 19, of Cleveland, Mo., was driving a westbound  2006 Toyota Scion that travelled off Highway B about three miles east of Jerico Springs. Troopers said the vehicle topped a hill, became airborne, ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned.

Dead is Ryan A. Chick, 18, of Cabool. Bradley Kidwell, 18, of Cabool, had serious injuries and was flown to Cox South in Springfield.

The driver died, as did Logan W. Meerkatz, 18, of Cleveland, Mo. A fifth person, Taylor Q. Ranney, 18, had moderate injuries and was taken to Cox South.

Bradley K. Kidwell

The patrol said Kidwell was the only person wearing a seat belt. The vehicle was totaled.

Private graveside services for Ryan Chick are Friday. A visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Second Baptist Church, 13475 Industrial Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a scholarship fund to benefit his siblings.

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