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79-year-old killed, another woman injured in crash southwest of Lebanon

79-year-old killed, another woman injured in crash southwest of Lebanon

Posted on Saturday, November 14th, 2020

SPRING HOLLOW TOWNSHIP, MO (LACLEDE COUNTY) – An elderly woman died of wounds sustained during a collision on Wednesday that also seriously injured another woman southwest of Lebanon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened at about 9:15 a.m. in Spring Hollow Township, which is located about 3.5 miles southwest of Lebanon, at the intersection of Highway 32 and Neosho Drive.

The crash occurred when 42-year-old Sikeston woman Karen A. Brown, operating a 2008 Acura TL, did not yield to traffic. Brown’s Acura collided with a 2015 GMC Sierra, operated by 79-year-old Cleta J. McEwen, of Lebanon.

McEwen was airlifted to the hospital in Springfield and was pronounced dead there on Thursday at 5:36 p.m.

Brown was taken to the hospital for the treatment of serious wounds.

Both drivers were wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred.

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 advocate against distracted and reckless driving 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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