Centralia, MO, Woman Dies in Three-Vehicle Crash
Posted on July 19th, 2016 by Zane Cagle
Three-Vehicle Crash on Missouri 22
The Missouri Highway Patrol resp0nded to three-vehicle crash one-tenth of a mile west of County Road 379 in Audrain County.
The car crash occurred when a 20 year-old Centralia woman was driving a 2001 Lincoln Town Car westbound on Missouri 22. As the driver began to pass another westbound vehicle (not involved in the crash) and a 1998 GMC Pickup, driven by a 28 year-old Centralia man.
The driver of the Lincoln Town Car steered hard to the right causing her vehicle to rotate 90 degrees in the eastbound lane where it was struck broadside by the GMC which caused the GMC to hit a 2009 Pontiac G-6, driven by a 23 year old Centralia man. The 20 year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Audrain County Coroner.
The driver of the GMC received serious injuries and the Pontiac driver sustained minor injuries.
Multiple Vehicle Crashes
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