Fatal crash east of Granby on US-60, Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Team investigates

A passenger car failed to yield to a semi tractor trailer on US-60 troopers tell us on scene
Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper at scene of fatal crash. Collage with roadway signs.

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Just before 3:15 p.m. Monday afternoon Newton County Central Dispatch was alerted with reports of a serious crash east of Granby, Mo. at US-60 and State Route M.

Granby Fire, Newton County Ambulance and Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified.

US-60 and State Route M, Newton County, Mo. location of fatal crash (Google Maps image at time of crash, noting traffic).

US-60 and State Route M, Newton County, Mo. location of fatal crash (Google Maps image at time of crash, noting traffic).

 

On the scene, MSgt C.S. Mason of Troop D tells us a northbound passenger car pulled into the path of an eastbound tractor-trailer.  Read more in the preliminary report prepared by Troop D.

The driver of the 2013 Toyota Avalon, Betty Rowe, 88, of Stella, did not survive.  She was pronounced at the scene.

The driver of the 1988 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, Roger Ozbun, 66, of Purdy, was not injured.

The MSHP Crash team assembled on-site and mapped the crash for investigation. The roadway is clear and traffic is flowing normal.

The Newton County Coroner, Dale Owens, claimed the body. Next of kin has been notified.

Thomas Towing removed the tractor-trailer. Riediger Towing removed the passenger car.

MSgt C.S. Mason was assisted by Crash Team 3 of Troop D including: MSgt E. Walker, Cpl J. Long and Sgt S. Richardson.

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