West Plains woman killed in 1-vehicle accident

A West Plains woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident in the city late Saturday afternoon. Thirty-year-old Charlotte Wilson was pronounced dead on the scene by the Howell County coroner.

According to the West Plains Police Department, Wilson was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on Missouri Route BB. The unidentified driver, a 20-year-old male, reportedly failed to negotiate a curve, and the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree, two telephone boxes and another tree before coming to rest in a private drive.

The driver was transported by ambulance to an undisclosed hospital for treatment of minor injuries. His vehicle sustained heavy damage.

The West Plains Police Department was assisted on the scene by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Howell Rural Fire Department and South Howell County Ambulance.

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