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23-year-old woman killed in early-morning crash north of Dixon

23-year-old woman killed in early-morning crash north of Dixon

Posted on Saturday, October 24th, 2020

BRINKTOWN, MO (MARIES COUNTY) – A 23-year-old woman was killed Monday in an early-morning head-on collision in rural Maries County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on Hwy 133, south of Hwy Dd and 11 miles north of Dixon, at about 6:13 a.m. when 23-year-old Amanda J. Franklin, of Salem, crossed over the center line of the highway and into the lane of oncoming traffic.

Her 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe collided head-on with a 2016 Chevrolet pickup truck operated by 50-year-old Brinktown man Gary R. Vineyard.

Franklin was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:30 a.m.

Vineyard was taken to a hospital in Jefferson City for the treatment of minor injuries.

He was reportedly wearing a seatbelt when the accident occurred, while Franklin was not.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw, LLC to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to prevent dangerous driving conditions or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.


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