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Teen fatally injured in accident

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

KEWANEE -- A New Madrid teen was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon near Kewanee.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 5:20 p.m. four miles east of Kewanee. Charles L. Aycock, 16, was reportedly walking in the middle of the eastbound lane of Route P when he was struck by a vehicle traveling east driven by Eric C. McGruder, 39, of East Prairie.

Aycock was transported to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston where he was pronounced dead by Dr. J. Douglas Walton.

No injuries were reported for McGruder.