Eugene man dies in Miller County crash

Kristopher Ryder thrown from Dodge pickup Friday night

ELDON, Mo. - A Eugene man died late Friday night after being thrown from a pickup truck that rolled in Miller County.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, 20-year-old Kristopher Ryder was thrown from the truck when it went off Highway M, near Eldon, and rolled into a ditch.

The driver, 26-year-old Joseph Christian of Eldon, and another passenger were thrown from the truck as well.

Christian, 18-year-old Chelsey Lee, and 22-year-old Kevin Parker were all taken to Lake Regional Hospital with minor injuries. Parker was the only one wearing a seatbelt.

Another passenger, 17-year-old Baylee Bledsoe, was flown to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries. She was in good condition Saturday night.

Bledsoe, Lee, Parker, and Christian were all from Eldon.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation Saturday.

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