Teenage Girl Dead After Four-Wheeler Overturns

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Ray County – A teenage girl died Tuesday evening after wrecking a four-wheeler.

On May 7, 2013, Marlene J. Eicher, age 14 of Rose Hill, Virginia, was operating a 2011 Arctic Cat on East 188th Street about 0.4 miles east of Dockery Road.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Marlene J. Eicher lost control of the Arctic Cat and traveled off the roadway and through a fence causing the four-wheeler to overturn ejecting Eicher. The Arctic Cat then came to rest on top of Eicher.

Marlene J. Eicher was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Pat Slusher at 9:23 p.m. and was taken to Thurman Funeral Home. She was not wearing a safety device.

This accident was investigated by Trooper C. D. Moeller of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop A and was assisted by Ray County Sheriff’s Department. This is Troop A’s
13th fatality for 2013.


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