MALDEN -- A Bernie resident was killed and two others injured in a two-
vehicle accident Monday in New Madrid County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 2 p.m. on Missouri Highway 25 at U.S. Highway 62 in Malden, the accident occurred as the westbound vehicle driven by Robert W. Watkins, 59, of California, Md., pulled into the path of the southbound freightliner operated by Billy J. Slayton, 47, of Ravenden, Ark. Watkins' passenger, Oniece Watkins, 81, of Bernie was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:22 p.m. and taken to Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Watkins sustained serious injuries and was air evacuated to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Slayton received minor injuries and sought his own treatment.