A Saturday morning crash resulted in the fatality of a nineteen year old woman.
The accident occurred shortly after 4 a.m. on Saturday morning when a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by nineteen year old Racheal Dickens of Malden, while traveling westbound pulled to the eastbound shoulder of the roadway. As a 1999 Ford Ranger Pickup, driven by twenty one year old Zachary Williams, approached the Mitsubishi, it pulled into the path of the Ford striking it head on.
The drivers of both vehicles were ambulated to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. The passenger in the Mitsubishi, nineteen year old Brooke Koenig of Kennett was pronounced dead at the scene by Dunklin County Coroner James Powell.
The accident occurred on State Highway J, four miles east of Malden.
Both drivers and the passenger were not wearing safety devices.
The crash was investigated by Trooper T.P. Watson, Crash Team 4, and Sergeant T. Pulley.
Koenig's death resulted in the third fatality of the year for Troop E.