MO Teen Sydnee Soendker ID’d As Victim In Monday Slater Fatal UTV Crash

SALINE COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Sydnee Soendker, of Blue Springs, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a Monday afternoon UTV crash in Saline County.

Soendker, 17, was killed and another teen seriously injured in a UTV crash near Slater on Monday.

According to reports, Soendker was operating a UTV in rural Slater, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle exited the roadway around 1:30 p.m. Monday. The vehicle then entered a culvert, ejecting both occupants.

An unidentified teen was transported to an area hospital in serious condition.

Soendker was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Saline County is located along the Missouri River in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,370. Its county seat is Marshall. The county was established November 25, 1820, and named for the region’s salt springs – Wikipedia.

Olympic Swimmer Amy Van Dyken SEVERS SPINE Riding ATV

Six-time Olympic golden girl swimmer, Amy Van Dyken Rouen, severed her spine in an ATV accident Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Rouen, 46, is reported to be in good condition and will be undergoing surgery this week.

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A police report said the ATV that Rouen was driving hit a curb, sending Rouen down an embankment. Rouen, who was not wearing a helmet, could not move her legs and was taken to a hospital. Continue reading