Woman dead, 3 people injured in head-on crash in Farmington

FARMINGTON, MO – A woman was killed and three people, including two teenagers, were injured in a head-on collision in Farmington yesterday afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on Woodlawn Drive, south of Holly Tree Lane, at 3:17 p.m., when a 2016 Chevrolet Trax SUV, driven by 31-year-old Farmington woman Charley A. Rolen, went over the center line and into the lane of oncoming traffic.

The driver of a 2000 Ford F-350 pickup truck, 18-year-old Byron R. Gross, of Farmington, attempted to avoid crashing into the SUV. Unfortunately, he was unable to do so, and the two vehicles collided head-on.

Rolen, who was reportedly not wearing her seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gross and his two passengers, 20-year-old Hunter Patterson and a 17-year-old boy, both of Farmington, sustained minor injuries in the accident. All three occupants of the Ford were wearing their seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.

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