Missouri Highway Patrol investigates deadly wrong-way crash near Branson; victim identified

Courtesy: Western Taney Fire Protection District
Courtesy: Western Taney Fire Protection District(ky3)
Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 12:32 PM CDT
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BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) - The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wrong-way crash in Taney County.

Carla McSpadden, 50, of Bradford, Ark., died in the crash.

Emergency personnel responded to the head-on crash Thursday just before midnight near U.S. 65 and Bear Creek Road.

Investigators say McSpadden was traveling in the wrong lane when she crashed into another vehicle. Firefighters with the Western Taney County Fire Protection District say McSpadden became trapped in the fiery wreckage. The driver of the second vehicle suffered serious injuries.

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