by Tim Church
BILLINGS, Mo. – An elderly Marionville woman is struck and killed by a train Sunday night, two miles west of Billings in Christian County.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 75-year-old Esther McNutt was traveling northbound on Lambeth Road at 6:30 p.m., when she pulled her vehicle into the path and was struck by an eastbound train.
McNutt was transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield where she was pronounced dead by Dr. Bradley Messner. Troop D reports this accident as its 21st fatality for 2016.