One person killed in Highway 79 accident, one person seriously injured

LINCOLN COUNTY, MO – One person was killed and another was seriously injured in an accident on Highway 79 on Thursday morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Roger M. Flerlage, 44, was traveling south on Highway 79 when she lost control of her 1998 Mazda Protege on an icy patch of road at about 7:22 a.m. The Protege traveled into oncoming traffic and hit a 2010 Mazda 3, driven by 40-year-old Steven E. Fryer.

Flerlage, of Old Monroe, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:38 a.m. Fryer, of Winfield, was transported to Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

Neither driver was wearing a seat belt.

Both vehicles were totaled.

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