GIDEON -- A Parma resident sustained fatal injuries in a two-vehicle accident Monday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 3:15 p.m. in New Madrid County on Route J, approximately four miles north of Gideon, an accident occurred as motorist Bobby R. Joiner, 53, of Tallapoosa failed to yield at an intersection and struck the vehicle driven by Perry L. Clark, 64, of Parma. The impact of the strike caused Clark's vehicle to travel off the left side of the roadway and overturn, ejecting Clark.
Clark was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:15 p.m. by New Madrid County Deputy Coroner Ralph Barnwell. Clark's body was taken to Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.