1 killed, 1 seriously hurt in a crash near Saddlebrooke, Mo.

Published: Jun. 13, 2023 at 4:21 AM CDT
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NEAR SADDLEBROOKE, Mo. (KY3) - A woman from Walnut Shade, Mo., died in a two-vehicle crash south of Saddlebrooke Monday afternoon.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Sandra Puckett, 55, was stopped at a stop sign on Missouri 176 when the driver of a pickup truck going north on U.S. 65 crossed over onto Missouri 176 and hit Puckett’s SUV. Both vehicles traveled down an embankment.

A passenger in Puckett’s SUV, Matthew Puckett, 32, was taken to a Springfield hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the pickup, who is from Springfield, wasn’t hurt, but troopers say he was arrested on suspicion of DWI and possession of methamphetamine.

This is Troop D’s 57th fatality for 2023.

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