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Poplar Bluff Woman Killed in Car Accident


The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle auto accident in Butler County, Missouri. The accident happened at around 2:10 p.m. Monday afternoon when 34-year-old Michelle L. Vernon was operating a 2003 Chevrolet passenger vehicle on Highway W northbound. She veered off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, swerved off the opposite side of the roadway and eventually collided with a tree. Vernon was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the county coroner. The accident site was approximately five miles from Poplar Bluff, Missouri where Vernon resided.

Car accidents happen in various forms and are caused by numerous factors. SUV rollovers, single-vehicle accidents, head-on collisions, and pedestrian accidents are a few examples of auto accidents. Although accidents may occur for several reasons, negligence is often to blame. Dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, distracted driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are all examples of how negligence can cause auto accidents. Regardless of the type of car accident, if you have been injured in an auto accident, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney.

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