According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, 17-year-old Dillan M. Palmer was driving a 2004 Mazda 6 south on State Route J about four miles southeast of Rockport. At Route J and 240th Street, Palmer’s vehicle went off the west side of the road. Palmer overcorrected, the vehicle returned to the road, crossed the center line, went off the east side the road, hit an embankment and came to rest on the passenger side in a ditch.
Palmer was transported to Fairfax Community Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
According to the crash report, Palmer was not wearing a seatbelt.