Emporia teen killed in crash near Branson

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A teenager from Emporia died in a crash a few miles outside of Branson, Mo. on Wednesday.

The Missouri Highway Patrol responded to the crash just before 10:30 a.m. on Highway 76.

According to the highway patrol, Carlos Garate, 41, was heading east when he slowed down to make a left turn. Gideon Dunn, 37, then hit Garate from behind.

Four other people were in Garate’s car at the time of the crash.

Ace Garate, 13, died at a hospital in Branson. He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. 

The other people in Garate’s car were all hurt, too, but are expected to recover. Gideon was not hurt.

The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. 

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