Police investigate deadly crash in Camden County Wednesday night

Published: Apr. 27, 2023 at 6:11 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 27, 2023 at 3:23 PM CDT
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CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Camden County on Wednesday night.

According to the Osage Beach Police Department, the crash happened a little before 9 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 54 at the 123-mile marker. That’s close to Osage Beach City Park. The department says one driver has died from injuries.

According to a news release, the driver of a 2011 Dodge Avenger, 51-year-old Merrianne Echols of Camdenton, died after being taken to the hospital. the second car involved was driven by an 18-year-old from Linn Creek, he had a juvenile passenger. Both were taken to the hospital.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash. We’ll bring you updates as they become available.

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