According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, around 6:15 a.m. Thursday morning, 18-year-old Alexander M. Carr of Sedalia was fatally injured in a two-vehicle accident on US Highway-50 on the Lamine River Bridge in Morgan County.

According to the report, a 2002 Dodge Dakota driven by Carr was travelling eastbound, and a 2014 Mack Truck driven by 40-year-old Joseph E Wells of Green Ridge was travelling westbound. The report states the Carr vehicle crossed the centerline and struck the Wells vehicle head-on. At 7:35 a.m. Alexander M. Carr was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was transported to Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton. Wells suffered serious injuries in the accident and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. Carr was a senior at Smith Cotton High School.

A statement from the Sedalia 200 School District expressed the sadness felt by the students and staff of the district, and we at Townsquare Media join them in that sadness, and send our condolences and prayers to his parents in this time of sorrow.

Statement from Sedalia School District 200

It is with great sadness that we report Smith-Cotton High School senior Alex Carr, 18, has passed away after an auto accident on U.S. Highway 50. The entire Sedalia 200 community extends our sincere condolences to his family and friends. District counselors will be available at the high school today.

For parents who are helping their children cope with the grieving process, these suggestions from the National Association of School Psychologists may prove useful: