Fatality Crash in Stoddard County

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In Stoddard County, the passenger of a vehicle is killed and the driver is seriously injured after ejecting from their vehicle.

On May 3, 2012 at approximately 11:46 p.m., Donald Smith, age 35 and a resident of Marble Hill, Missouri was operating a 1999 Mercury and traveling in the eastbound direction. Amanda Allenbaugh, age 28 and of De Soto, Missouri was in the passenger seat during the time of the crash.

At that said time and place, Donald was traveling eastbound on route O, three miles east of Advance, Missouri when he lost control of the vehicle while trying to operate a curve. The vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned striking several road signs and a utility pole. Donald and Amanda were both ejected from the vehicle.

Amanda Allenbaugh was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Stoddard County coroner, Aaron Mathis. Amanda was transported by Stoddard County coroner to Rainey Mathis funeral home in Dexter, Missouri. Donald Smith received serious injuries from the crash and was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Donald and Amanda were not wearing their seat belts during the time of the crash.

Donald’s 1999 Mercury received total damages from the crash and was towed by Allen Christian Wrecker of Dexter.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of troop E. This is troop E’s 17th fatality for 2012.

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