Saturday, November 29, 2014

Passenger killed in one-car accident; driver cited for DWI

A Monett woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident 6:25 p.m. today on County Road 2230, five miles east of Monett.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2001 Dodge Caravan driven by Justin G. Garcia, 20, Monett, ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

A passenger in the car, Andrea B. Obermann, 37, Monett, was pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence County Coroner Dan Lakin.

Garcia was charged with driving while intoxicated.

The fatality was the 93rd this year for Highway Patrol Troop D.

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