WEST PLAINS, Missouri- A teen from West Plains has succumbed to injuries suffered three weeks ago in a vehicle crash.

Lucas Shertz 17, died at a Springfield hospital on Saturday.



Shertz was critically injured after he ran his 2002 Dodge 2500 truck off of U.S. 63 on Oct. 19th. He  stuck a tree and overturned. He was airlifted to Cox Hospital following the accident.

He is being remembered as an avid school athlete and sportsman.

“There are between 300-450 children that register each season for soccer and out of those kids some will forever hold a special place in my heart. It is with great sadness that I make this post. I am asking for you to please keep the family of Lucas Shertz in your thoughts and prayers. This boy had such a sweet, funny and outgoing personality. He had a smile that was contagious. Fly high sweet child and enjoy endless days of soccer,” the West Plains Soccer Association said in a Facebook post.