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Charges against driver in Texas County

One person is dead and two others seriously injured after a crash in Texas County Saturday morning. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that a car driven by 26 year old Tanner Beasley of Summersville, was traveling southbound on State Highway137, six miles north of Willow Springs, when the vehicle crossed the center line and into the path a car driven by 30 year old Jessica Messex of Willow Springs. Beasley’s vehicle overturned, and both cars came to a stop off of the roadway. The crash happened around 6:15 a.m. The passenger in Messex car, Health L. Wadkins, 30, of Mountain View, was pronounced dead at the scene. Both drivers suffered serious injuries and were taken to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains to receive treatment. Beasley was charged with Driving while intoxicated, causing the death of another, felony assault, careless and imprudent driving, and no insurance.


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