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Fatal car crash site discovered

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

PINHOOK - An Anniston resident was killed in a one-car accident, which wasn't discovered until Tuesday afternoon.

Katherine Powers, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Terry Parker.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident scene was discovered at approximately 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, after Powers was reported missing.

Investigators determined the accident occurred at 10 p.m. Sunday on County Road 512, five miles southwest of Pinhook. The patrol reported Powers' vehicle ran off the road and overturned in a ditch.

Power's death brings the number of people who died in traffic crashes over the 2006 Memorial Day weekend to 11, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Last year, 11 people were killed during the three-day weekend.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 356 traffic crashes resulting in 183 injuries and seven fatalities during the counting period of 6 p.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Monday. The St. Louis Police Department investigated two fatalities, and the St. Charles Police Department investigated one fatality.

During this same counting period, 208 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated. During the 2005 Memorial Day weekend, 177 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Of the fatalities investigated by troopers until the discovery of the late fatality in the Troop E area, two occurred in Troop D (Springfield area); and one each occurred in Troop B (Macon area), Troop C (St. Louis area), Troop E (Poplar Bluff area), Troop F (Jefferson City area), and Troop G (Willow Springs area).

In other area accidents during the holiday weekend, three Bollinger County residents and an Illinois teen were injured in a Sunday afternoon accident near Marble Hill.

Kevin Basham, 19, of Glenallen, Mo., was traveling eastbound and rounded a curve too fast, losing control and striking a vehicle driven by 40-year-old Sandra Foster of Marble Hill.

Basham and a passenger, 16-year-old Melissa Basham, were treated for moderate injuries, while Foster was treated for serious injuries, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Her passenger, 16-year-old Danielle Hurst of Oswego, Ill., was treated for moderate injuries.