Update: One Dead in Head-On Collision

Published 06/30 2013 09:15AM

Updated 06/30 2013 04:50PM

GREENE COUNTY - A head-on collision killed one person Saturday afternoon on Mo 123, just south of Walnut Grove, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Betty Vest, 82, of Aldridge, was a passenger in the Ford Fusion that was struck head-on by a Ford Taurus that crossed the center line. The driver and one other passenger of the Fusion were transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield with moderate injuries.

The driver of the Taurus was uninjured, but two passengers, one a 2-year-old boy, were transported to Mercy Hospital with moderate injuries.

Vest was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital in Springfield at 8:23 p.m.

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