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Charges Filed in Dixon Fatality

A 68-year old Dixon woman was killed when struck by a car Friday morning on south Ellen Street in Dixon. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that a vehicle operated by 41-year old Ronald N. Rollins of Dixon crossed the center of the roadway and traveled off the left side of the road, striking 68-year old Deanna K. Groves. Groves was pronounced dead at the scene by deputy Pulaski County Coroner Rick Smith. Rollins was arrested and faces charges of involuntary manslaughter first degree, felony possession of drugs-methamphetamine, DWI-drugs, driving while suspended or revoked, operating a vehicle owned by another without proper insurance, and being careless imprudent driving involving a crash, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Rollins was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.

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