Update: Teen Identified In Fatal Republic Crash
One of two teenagers died when their speeding car crashed into a tree near the Republic Aquatic Center.Photo: Image by KTTS News
An update to a story you heard first on KTTS News about a fatal crash in Republic.
The Highway Patrol has now identified the teen that died as sixteen-year-old Garrett Blotter from Republic.
His passenger was fellow sixteen-year-old Republic High School student Desmond Roy.
Roy was airlifted from the scene and is serious condition at a Springfield hospital.
The teens were coming over a hill on Miller road near the Republic Aquatic Center when Blotter lost control and went off the road, crashing into a tree Monday night.
Both teens had their seat belts on.