DELTA -- A Puxico woman died as a result of a three-vehicle collision on Monday afternoon.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 3:25 p.m. Monday on Missouri Highway 25, one mile south of Delta. A northbound vehicle driven by Erin L. Powell, 24, of Puxico, crossed the centerline into the path of another vehicle being driven by Jessica D. Cato, 23, of Advance, striking it head-on. A third vehicle, driven by Stephanie D. Bess, 25, of Advance, then struck Cato's vehicle in the rear.
Powell and her passenger, Waylon Powell, an infant, were transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, where Erin Powell was pronounced dead and Waylon Powell was treated for moderate injuries. Bess was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center and treated for minor injuries; and Cato was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, then air lifted to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis for serious injuries.