Thursday, December 27, 2018

Neosho woman killed, Joplin woman injured after car goes airborne, lands in water

A Neosho woman was killed and a Joplin woman injured in a one-vehicle accident 6:45 a.m. Wednesday on eastbound I-44, three miles west of Halltown.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2016 Nissan Altima driven by Joan E. Jaccaud, 57, Neosho, traveled off the north side of the roadway, became airborne and came to rest off the roadway in water.

Lawrence County Deputy Coroner Larry Eden pronounced Jaccaud dead at the scene at 9 a.m.

A passenger, Sandra Bentlage, 54, Joplin, was treated for moderate injuries at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

The fatality was the 129th this year for Highway Patrol Troop D.

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