A 14-year-old driver was involved in a fiery crash on Highway P, three miles north of Joplin a little after 3:30 Saturday morning.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol tells NewsTalk KZRG the crash occurred when a 2008 Nissan Rogue being driven by the teen, traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a tree and caught on fire.
The 14-year-old juvenile male from Webb City, who was not identified due to his age, suffered only minor injuries. He was wearing a safety device.
He was transported by METS ambulance to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.
The car, believed to have been owned by a family member, was totaled.