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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | December 18, 2011
PHELPS COUNTY -- A late-night crash in Phelps County has killed a man from Newburg. Troopers say Richard Cardin lost control of his pickup on Highway 2, near Jerome.      It left the roadway, hit several trees and a sign.       Cardin was partially thrown from the truck. He was 44.
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Brian Vandenberg and KY3 News Producer | November 16, 2012
Houston, MO - A woman from Houston died in a deer hunting accident near her home.  Missouri Department of Conservation District Supervisor Jerry Elliott says 55 year old Melba Beasley was found dead off Highway DD Thursday.  He says her death was the result of an unintentional gunshot wound.  She died at the scene.  Beasley's death is being investigated by the Department of Conservation, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Texas County Sheriff's...
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by Jay Scherder, KY3 News and jscherder@ky3.com | February 10, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The community is coming together to remember the 29-year-old woman killed in an car accident on James River Freeway on Wednesday.  Crystal Gentry was a mother of two and was well known to patrons of Gold Minds Toy Store. She left an impression on everyone who met her. She always went above and beyond to put a smile on the faces of those around her.  Gentry was more than just a manager of a toy store; she was an inspiration.  With the loss, it creates a void that parents say is going to be very hard to fill.
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KY3 News | May 21, 2011
The Arkansas State Police are looking into what caused a Baxter County Sheriff's deputy to crash his car. The sheriff says Cpl. Eddie Elliot was responding to an accident, when his patrol car ran off the road and hit two parked vehicles.  No one was hurt
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | September 15, 2013
BARRY COUNTY -- A deadly ATV wreck in Barry County has taken the life of a man from Verona. The accident happened north of Golden, Missouri, around 11 p.m. on Saturday Rickie Fleetwood, 45. was riding the ATV when he passed another vehicle, turned into the path of that driver, and the two hit head-on, according to he Missouri State Highway Patrol.
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Chad Plein, KY3 News and cplein@ky3.com | November 20, 2011
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a car rolled off Highway 83 in Polk County and hit a tree and a utility pole. The driver, 25-year-old Bobby Ingle of Bolivar died at  the scene. His passenger suffered moderate injuries.
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KY3 News | April 30, 2011
A person's dead following a motorcycle crash in Stone County.  The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District says two people were on the bike as it tried to pass a minivan near Lampe on Highway 86 Saturday afternoon. The motorcycle hit the vehicle as it made a left-hand turn, the passenger of the bike, a 58-year-old woman, was killed. No word yet on the other driver's conditions.  Names have not been released.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | September 28, 2012
LEBANON, Mo. - City police are investigating an apparent accidental shooting that killed a cadet.  The Lebanon Daily Record reports Russell Bragg, 24, died on Wednesday night after being shot in the leg. Police said Bragg's friend and fellow cadet was taking apart a gun on the balcony of Bragg's apartment when he bent down to pick up something and a bullet fired.  The round traveled through the victim's leg, then into his stomach and spine area....
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Brian Vandenberg and KY3 News Producer | May 1, 2012
Springfield, MO - A deadly accident in a Springfield subdivision.  It happened Tuesday afternoon in Cooper Estates, just East of the Division, Highway 65 intersection.  Police say 57 year old Richard Coy of Strafford was lying beneath a car, trying to start it with a screwdriver.  He was killed when the car, which was still in gear, did start and rolled over him.
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | September 28, 2013
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. -- One man is dead after a boating accident on Lake of The Ozarks. James Koch of High Ridge, Missouri, was killed when the boat he was driving hit a "stationary object" on the Big Niangua arm of the lake around nine o'clock Friday night, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.      He was 61.
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by Shayla Patrick, KY3 News and spatrick@ky3.com | September 23, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- Teena Mears went to work on Sunday morning and came back to find an opening much bigger than the one through which she left. "He came in here and there was a doorway here and he came back out this door and kept going through the backyard into the woods and he hit the tree head on. That's what stopped him," said Mears . Her home sits a few hundred feet off of County Road 27 and was hit by an impaired driver. "There's evidence at the scene that shows he was continuing to accelerate up to the time he hit the home and even afterwards .  He had his foot on the accelerator and was not trying to stop," said Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery.
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | September 15, 2013
BARRY COUNTY -- A deadly ATV wreck in Barry County has taken the life of a man from Verona. The accident happened north of Golden, Missouri, around 11 p.m. on Saturday Rickie Fleetwood, 45. was riding the ATV when he passed another vehicle, turned into the path of that driver, and the two hit head-on, according to he Missouri State Highway Patrol.
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | September 8, 2013
PHELPS COUNTY, Mo. -- A man is dead following a semi crash in Phelps County around 4:30 Sunday morning. Lawrence Woods of Detroit, Michigan, was driving westbound on Interstate-44 near Rolla when his rig ran off the side of the road, hit a sign, a guard rail, and several trees, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Woods, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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by the Accociated Press | September 7, 2013
MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) - A coroner in south-central Kentucky says two Missouri men have died in a boating accident on Lake Cumberland.   The Wayne County Coroner's office issued a news release saying the men died Saturday after being ejected from their boat as it flipped over near the Tom's Creek area of the lake.   The coroner's office identified the deceased as 47-year-old Jeffery Thomas Asbell, and 39-year-old Bradley David Smith, both of Joplin, Mo.   The boat flipped when the two were participating in an annual race known as the Lake Cumberland Poker Run.   The coroner's office says it has contacted the men's families and their bodies will be returned to Missouri.
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By: Shayla Patrick and spatrick@ky3.com | August 31, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo --  State Highway Patrol troopers are set to participate in several statewide efforts to protect drivers during Labor Day weekend. With more cars expected to be out on the highways, law enforcement officials say it's especially important to monitor the roads more carefully. After a six year decline in Labor Day weekend traffic accidents and fatalities throughout the state, those numbers shot up during this time in 2012. Last year there were 7 fatalities, 413 injuries and 1,086 traffic accidents throughout the state during the three day holiday weekend counting period.
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by Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | August 22, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A farm accident in July nearly killed a 6-year-old boy.  Thanks to his quick-thinking uncle, Mason Perryman survived.  His leg had to be amputated, but Mason returned to class at Weaver Elementary School. Even on crutches, Mason is one of fastest first graders on the playground.  With those crutches, and a new set of wheels, he is also one of the most popular. "I try not to think about it," Mason said about the brush hog accident on the family farm in Wright County.
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by Shayla Patrick, KY3 News and spatrick@ky3.com | August 20, 2013
MERRIAM WOODS, Mo -- One man is dead after an early morning accident in Taney County. Several hours after the crash, officers located the person accused of leaving the scene.  Many questions still remain unanswered about details leading up to the accident. Several homeowners along Old Trail Road in Merriam Woods were woken up before sunrise to lights and sirens. "I just kind of woke up and noticed a lot of lights. I thought it was someone's headlights, then when I looked out I noticed a bunch of different colors from ambulances and police trucks," said Jim Handley, a Merriam Woods resident who lives near the site of the accident.
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | August 17, 2013
BARRY COUNTY, Mo. -- A man from Texas was killed in an accident on Saturday morning in Barry County just outside of Eagle Rock. Brice Mork was thrown from his vehicle after going off the side of Highway 86, hitting the ditch, a utility pole,a fence, and then a tree, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.      Mork was pronounced dead at the scene; he was 37.
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by Gene Hartley | July 15, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man who burned a woman's body while he fished last year received a life prison sentence on Monday.   Jay Rothe Sr., 66, of Springfield pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last April but insisted on Monday that Linda Riley's death was an accident. Rothe told Circuit Judge Tom Mountjoy that he hit Riley but her death was caused by her falling and hitting her head.  He told the judge that he missed Riley, who was his friend.  He and his attorney argued for the minimum 10-year prison sentence because of his age and ill health.
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