Fatal vehicle accident remains under investigation


An investigation of a fatal vehicle accident in Howell County claiming the life of the driver, 33-year-old Todd Carson of West Plains, is continuing.

A spokesperson for the West Plains Police Department says a report of a one-vehicle accident on North U.S. Highway 63 near James Gang Towing was received just before 7 Friday morning.

Upon arrival, officers observed a passenger car resting in the driveway to the business.

A preliminary crash investigation indicates the car traveled off the roadway, striking a concrete culvert and overturning, ejecting Carson, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The exact time and exact cause of the crash are unknown.

This is the second crash fatality in West Plains this year.

Anyone with any information or who may have been a witness to the crash is asked to contact the West Plains Police Department at 417-256-2244.

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