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Missouri Highway Patrol Troop D Reports Fatal Accident

By: Michael Greeley
Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2013

The Missouri Highway Patrol reported their first fatal accident in the troop “D” area Saturday, since their July 4th holiday counting period began at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3rd.  The fatal accident happened in Jasper County on I-44, four-miles east of Carthage. 

According to the highway patrol’s website, Saturday’s fatal accident became the state’s 11th overall.  In Cass County four occupants and the driver of a car that lost control, and was struck broadsided by another motorist, died on July 4th

The holiday was the deadliest with a total of seven fatal accidents reported by the highway patrol. 

The counting period continues to 11:59 p.m. Sunday.  In 2012 four people were killed on Missouri highways during the highway patrol's counting period.