Crane Resident Dies in Lawrence County Traffic Crash

    A man from Crane has died in a two-vehicle traffic crash in Lawrence County.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that the crash occurred just after 4:30 Tuesday afternoon on Highway T when a vehicle driven by 77-year-old Earnestine Smith hit a vehicle stopped on the road, then hit a utility pole before overturning. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    Troop D has now worked traffic accidents resulting in 37 fatalities in 2022.

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