WRIGHT COUNTY, Missouri. A young man who previously served with the Mountain Grove Fire Department died after a crash near the city Saturday afternoon. The driver suffered serious injuries.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Zachary Henson, 20, was riding in a pickup truck driven by Luther Moore, 27, when the vehicle ran off Highway N four miles west of Mountain Grove and overturned.

The accident happened when  Moore attempted to pass another vehicle on a blind curve, encountered another vehicle from the opposite direction, and swerved back into the westbound lane in an attempt to avoid it. The Chevy 1500 truck then overcorrected, ran off the road and rolled. Henson was pronounced deceased at Cox South.

The Mountain Grove Fire Department says  Zac joined the department with his best friend Sean Mclear.