CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Bobby Spears, of Oak Ridge, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday night single-vehicle pickup truck crash in Cape Girardeau County.

Spears, 21, was killed in in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday night near Jackson.


According to officials, Emergency crews responded to Larch Lane near Route FF, on reports of a vehicle crash around 8:22 p.m. Wednesday.

Police later determined that a 17-year-old was operating a pickup truck on Larch Lane, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway.

The vehicle then rolled over multiple times.

Spears, who was ejected from the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Two other passengers were hurt in the crash. A 16-year-old Jackson girl was rushed to a Cape Girardeau hospital with serious injuries. Kyle J. Hamlin, 19 of Patton received minor injuries. He refused treatment, reports KFVS.

An ambulance transported the unidentified driver to a Cape Girardeau hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

MSHP reports that no one in the truck was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the violent crash.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Spears:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Cape Girardeau County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Missouri; its eastern border is formed by the Mississippi River. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 75,674. The county seat is Jackson, the first city in the US to be named in honor of President Andrew Jackson – Wikipedia.