Four teenagers are hospitalized after their car sped off the end of the runway at the Ava Municipal Airport in Douglas County, went down an embankment and overturned.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says the driver, 17-year old Elias David of Wasola, sustained moderate injuries. Three passengers, all of Ava, were seriously injured. According to the report, 18-year old Marcus Cox and 17-year old Dakota Merriett were not wearing seat belts. The driver and 19-year old Zachary Knee, who was seriously injured, were restrained.
The crash occurred just before 10:30 Friday night.