Fatal Head-on Collision in Lawrence County


In Lawrence County, the driver of a vehicle is killed and her passenger is seriously injured after a head-on collision.

On June 23, 2013 at approximately 11:20 a.m., Eleanor Stine, age 63of Aurora, Missouri was operating a 2007 GMC Sierra. Agnes Connelly, age 38 of Mount Vernon, Missouri was operating a 2000 Ford Contour along with passenger Haylynn Washington, age 3.

At that said date and time, Eleanor Stine was traveling in the southbound direction as Agnes Connelly was traveling in the northbound direction on County Road 1220 and one mile southeast of Chesapeake. The crash occurred as the two vehicles collided head-on at the top of a hill crest.

Agnes Connelly was pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence County coroner, Scott Lakin, and then transported to Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Haylynn Washington received serious injuries from the head-on collision and was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Eleanor Stine was the only person that was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Eleanor Stine’s 2007 GMC Sierra and Agnes Connelly’s 2000 Ford Contour both received total damages and were towed by Hillbilly’s Wrecker.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop D. This is Troop D’s 53rd fatality for 2013.


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