Head-on Collision With Semi-Truck Fatally Injures One

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Lawrence County – A head-on collision with a tractor trailer results in a fatality.

On April 28, around 4:00 p.m. Angela R. Grier, 41, of Frontenac, KS, was operating a 2009 Honda Accord westbound on Highway 96. Jeffrey A. Misner, 50, of Joplin, was operating a 2012 Peterbilt Semi-truck eastbound on Highway 96.

The accident occurred as Angela Grier crossed the center line and was struck head-on by Jeffrey Misner about 1 mile west of Halltown on Highway 96.

Angela Grier was pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence County coroner Scott Lakin and was taken to Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Jeffrey Misner suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

As required by law, Misner was tested for drugs and alcohol at the scene.

The 2009 Honda Accord received total damages; the 2012 Peterbilt semi-truck received extensive damages. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by McDowell Towing of Springfield.

This accident was investigated by Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper L. E. Rawson. This is Troop D’s 31st fatality for 2013.


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