Man killed in crash, boy seriously hurt

WEST PLAINS, MO--(KAIT) A Region 8 man was killed and a young boy was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 12:25 p.m. on Route CC, 12 miles west of West Plains.

Christopher S. Evans, 32, was westbound when his 1997 Jeep Wrangler traveled off the left side of the road and overturned.

Evans, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Howell County Coroner Tim Cherry at 1:12 p.m.

His passenger, 4-year-old Caiden A. Evans, was flown by air ambulance to Cox Medical Center-South in Springfield, MO, in serious condition.

According to the report, the boy was in a safety device.

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