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Aug. 18, 2017UNION STAR, Mo. |  By: Elliott

Union Star teen dead in 2-vehicle collision

A 16-year-old Union Star resident is dead after colliding with a tractor trailer yesterday evening 6 miles northwest of Union Star on Route M in Andrew County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 16-year-old Zachary Richey was westbound on County Road 229 at 5:36 p.m. and failed to stop at a stop sign. That's when his Ford hit the towed unit of a Peterbilt Tractor Trailer driven by 31-year-old Robert Hill of Platte City.

Richey was pronounced dead at the scene.  The accident was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Andrew County Sheriff's Office.