CEDAR COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Clay Palmer, 19, of Cleveland, Missouri, Ryan Chick, of Cabool, Missouri, and Logan Meerkatz, of Cleveland, Missouri, have been identified as the victims in a Thursday triple-fatal vehicle crash in Cedar County.

Palmer, 19, Chick and Meerkatz, both 18, were all killed in a vehicle crash near Jerico Springs Thursday afternoon.


According to reports, Palmer was operating a vehicle on State Highway B in Jerico Springs, when the vehicle went airborne after cresting a hill Thursday afternoon. The vehicle then exited the roadway and rolled over.

The three teens were pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

A fourth passenger, Bradley Kidwell, of Cabool, was transported to an area hospital with moderate injuries.

According to officials, Kidwell was the only one wearing a seatbelt.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


geo quick facts: Cedar County is a county located in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2020 census, the population was 14,188. Its county seat is Stockton – Wikipedia.

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