Hunter Barns

Hunter Barns. Submitted photo.

MOCCASIN TOWNSHIP -- A recent Altamont High School graduate involved in a vehicle crash over the weekend has died, officials said Tuesday.

A spokesman for the St. Louis city medical examiner's office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Hunter J.M. Barns, 17, died on Monday. The spokesman could provide no further information.

Barns had been flown to St. Louis Children's Hospital Sunday morning after losing control of a 2005 Chevrolet in the 5300 block of 1500 Avenue in Moccasin Township, authorities said.

Effingham County Sheriff's Department said in a news release Tuesday that the Barns vehicle left the north side of 1500th Avenue and struck a tree in the yard at 5376 E. 1500th Ave. before rolling over and landing on its top.

Police said Barns was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.