Dexter woman killed in accident on 60

Thursday, December 19, 2019

NEW MADRID, Mo. — A Dexter woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 5:30 p.m. at US Highway 60 at Highway FF when a semi truck driven by Paul A. Gaines, 61 of Poplar Bluff, Mo., was stopped at a stop sign, attempting to make a left turn. The truck failed to yield to a westbound vehicle, driven by Jennifer L. Cox, 46, of Dexter.

Cox’s vehicle struck the trailer of the truck and Cox was pronounced dead at the scene by New Madrid County Coroner George DeLisle at 6:32 p.m.

The fatality is the 53rd for Troop E in 2019.

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