Two-vehicle crash claims one life in Southwest Missouri

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. – At around 4:30 pm on Tuesday, May 10, Missouri Highway Patrol responded to a fatal two-vehicle crash three miles north of Marionville.

According to the crash report, Earnestine Smith, 77, of Crane, was traveling southbound on Route T when he struck a stopped vehicle.

MHP says Smith then ran off the roadway, striking a utility pole.

Assistant Lawrence County Coroner Lary Eden pronounced Smith dead at the scene at around 5:30 pm.

MHP says the surviving driver was tested for alcohol.



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