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Car Hits Semi Head On Killing Pierce City Driver

PIERCE CITY, Mo. – A man from Pierce City is killed in a head-on crash between a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck on Highway 37 three miles west of Pierce City in Lawrence County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 48-year-old Tim Cowell was eastbound at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, when his car crossed the center line and struck a westbound International truck driven by 32-year-old Scotty Hatfield of Rocky Comfort.

Cowell was pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence County Coroner Scott Lakin. Per state law, the surviving driver was tested for alcohol.

The accident marks the 9th fatality crash of 2018 for Troop D.

The Monett Fire Department, Pierce City Fire Department and Barry-Lawrence County Ambulance District assisted at the scene.


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