Elderly woman killed, 2 people hurt in Ware rollover accident

WARE, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – An elderly woman was injured, and two other people were injured during a rollover accident on Highway Y in Jefferson County yesterday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred in the town of Ware, on Highway Y and Browns Ford Rd, at about 2:30 p.m.

The driver of a 2006 Ford Expedition, 78-year-old Union man Richard W. Tracy, failed to safely round a turn in the roadway. The Expedition went off the right side of the highway, and Tracy overcorrected the vehicle to the left.

The Expedition then went off the left side of the highway, rolling over several times.

A passenger, 78-year-old Donna J. Tracy, also of Union, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:05 p.m.

Richard Tracy and another passenger, 58-year-old Union woman Tammy L. Tracy, were taken to Mercy Hospital South with moderate injuries.

Richard Tracy was the only one of the three who was wearing a seatbelt.

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