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Oregon County Woman Dies After Head-On Collision

OREGON COUNTY, Mo. – A Couch, Mo. woman is dead after a head-on collision on Oregon County Rd. 405, five miles north of Alton.
OREGON COUNTY, Mo. – A Couch, Mo. woman is dead after a head-on collision on Oregon County Rd. 405, five miles north of Alton.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 7 a.m. Thursday, Laurel M. Brown, 20, of Couch, was travelling northbound when she struck a vehicle driven by Fiona P. Sargent, 33, of Alton.

Sargent refused treatment at the scene, but Brown was taken by air ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

According to the crash report, Brown was not wearing a seatbelt.

Brown succumbed to her wounds Friday and was pronounced dead just after midnight.

This is Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop G’s 17th fatality for 2014, compared to 11 fatalities at this time in 2013.

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