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One dead in traffic accident on Hwy. 6 near Lewistown

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LEWISTOWN, Mo. (WGEM)-- One person is dead after a traffic accident involving a semi and car on Hwy. 6 near Lewistown early Saturday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday when a car traveling westbound crossed the center line and collided head on with an eastbound semi truck.

The driver of the car, 22-year-old Jordan Smith of LaGrange, Mo. was pronounced dead at the scene.  Smith was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the semi truck was taken to Blessing Hospital with minor injuries.

Authorities are still investigating what caused the accident.

Hwy 6 between Ewing and Lewistown was closed for most of Saturday morning as authorities investigated the accident.

 

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