In St. Clair County, three residents from El Dorado Springs are killed after the driver lost control of the vehicle and drove off a bridge into a creek.
On March 2, 2013 at approximately 11:35 p.m., Joshawa Willoughby, age 23 from El Dorado Springs, Missouri was operating a 1982 Chevrolet pickup truck. The passengers inside Joshawa’s vehicle were; Charles Stone (23), Ashley Johnson (21), and Tori Helm (19).
At that said date and time, Joshawa was traveling in the eastbound direction on southwest 430th Road and 5 miles north of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. The crash occurred as Joshawa failed to negotiate a curve correctly, collided with the guardrail on a bridge, which caused the vehicle to overturn into the creek and began to submerge.
Joshawa Willoughby, Ashley Johnson, and Tori Helm were all pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by St. Clair County coroner, Randy Sheldon, and were transported to the Sheldon Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Charles Stone received serious injuries from the crash and was transported to Cedar County Memorial Hospital.
Joshawa’s 1982 Chevrolet pickup received total damages and was towed by Steward’s Wrecker.
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