Head-On Collision Results in Fatal Crash on MO 5 in Wright County

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When one driver crossed the centerline on MO 5 in Wright County, he crashed into oncoming traffic, which resulted in the death of the victim and serious injuries for the at-fault driver.

On May 7, 2012 at approximately 7:30 P.M., 62-year-old Arthur Scott from Lebanon, Missouri was heading north on MO 5 two miles north of Mansfield in a 2001 Chevrolet Truck. At said time and place, William Hester, age 23, from Republic, Missouri was heading south in a 1994 Chevrolet.

The crash occurred when Hester crossed over the centerline and crashed into Scott in a head-on collision.

Hester was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Coroner Wright County Sheriff Adler. He was transported to Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Mansfield, Missouri. Scott suffered serious injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash by EMS and then flown by Life Line One to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

Scott’s vehicle received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Mansfield Towing of Mansfield, Missouri. Hester’s vehicle received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Elliott’s Towing of Macomb, Missouri.

This crash was investigated by Sergeant S. L. Grass of Troop G in Wright County.

This was Troop G’s fatality number 12 for the year 2012 as compared to number 9 this same time in 2011.


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