3 killed in fiery crash after SUV overturns, hits a tree

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LAWSON, Mo. –  Authorities say three people have been killed in a fiery crash in western Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that the crash happened around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday when a sport utility vehicle went off the right side of a Ray County highway amid heavy rain, overturned and struck a tree. The patrol says the SUV then caught on fire.

The victims were identified as 42-year-old Bradley Ahart, of Kingston, 26-year-old Andrew Fleming, of Polo, and 24-year-old Kara Frisch, also of Polo.

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