One Dead, One Injured After Single Vehicle Crash in Dallas County


DALLAS COUNTY, Mo. — A 71-year-old woman was pronounced dead after a single vehicle crash on Highway 73, South of Rainbow Road.

At 1:30 p.m. on March 2, the 75-year-old driver of the 2009 Acura ran off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned.

The victim, Phyllis Heckemeyer, was life-flighted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where she was pronounced deceased.

The driver suffered moderate injuries.

Both occupants were wearing their seatbelts, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Next of kin has been notified. This is Troop D’s 13th fatality of 2019.

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