Carthage: A New Year’s Eve fatal crash occurred shortly before 8:00 p.m. at the 171 and Central Avenue.
Carthage Police and Missouri State Patrol conducted an investigation to recreate the crash and how it occurred.
Carthage Fire Department, Carthage Police Department and Mercy EMS responded. MODOT Emergency Response were requested to assist with traffic. One person was transported with serious injuries.
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Report from Missouri State highway patrol:
FATALITY CRASH NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED THIS IS TROOP D'S 114TH FATALITY IN 2020. CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 RAN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD STRIKING A TRAFFIC CONTROL SUPPORT POST. AFTER IMPACT, VEHICLE 1 ROTATED, OVERTURNED AND CAME TO REST OVERTURNED IN THE ROADWAY. DECEASED PRONOUNCED AT THE SCENE AT 1950 BY DEPUTY CORONER RICHARD RECTOR. SURVIVING DRIVER TESTED FOR ALCOHOL PER MISSOURI STATE STATUTE. ASSISTED BY TPR J.D. FISCHER #493.
Billy Wade Photojournalist, Key News Network