LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A Lincoln county teenager is dead after a two car accident early Monday morning. The highway patrol says 17-year-old Gary French was behind the wheel when his car crossed the center line on Highway 47 west of Linns Mill Road just after 1 am, hitting an oncoming car.
French was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other teens in his car were not seriously hurt.
The driver of the oncoming car was hospitalized with minor injuries. Authorities say neither driver wore a seatbelt.