An 86 year old Malden man was killed in an automobile accident that occured on Monday evening outside of Bernie.
The 1998 Ford F150 driven by Osbin Crawford failed to stop at a stop sign on U Highway and drove into the path of a 2011 Toyota Tundra driven by 68 year old Alan Burleson of Dexter.
Crawford was airvacked to Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett and where he died.
The Ford was totaled and was towed by Tillman Wrecker Service to Bernie, Mo. The Toyota received extensive damage and was towed to Allen Christian in Dexter.
Corporal R.D. Owens was the investigating officer and was assisted by the Stoddard County Sheriff's Office, the Bernie Police Department, and the Bernie Fire Department.
This marked the 40th fatality for Troop E in 2012.