Rear-End Collision Turns Fatal for Christian Co. Man



by Sam Clanton


FORDLAND, Mo. – A Christian County man is dead following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 60 at Fordland.

State troopers say 68-year-old Michael Dezura of Sparta was eastbound at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, when his SUV was hit from behind by another eastbound SUV, causing the vehicle to run off the road and overturn.

The driver of the second vehicle is identified as 67-year-old Teresa Clark of Mansfield, who refused medical treatment for minor injuries, and was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Dezura was pronounced dead at the scene by the Webster County Coroner. Neither he nor Clark were wearing seatbelts, according to the Highway Patrol accident report.


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