Wheaton Woman Killed in Crash near Butterfield

Posted by


by Sam Clanton


BUTTERFIELD, Mo. – A woman from Wheaton is killed and a woman from Purdy is injured in a two-vehicle crash on Barry County Route W three miles west of Butterfield.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 61-year-old Debra Heffington was eastbound at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday, when her car crossed over the center line and struck a westbound SUV head-on, driven by 60-year-old Jaqueline Wasson.

Heffington was pronounced dead at the scene by Barry County Coroner Jim Fohn.

Wasson was transported by private vehicle to Cox Hospital in Monett for treatment of moderate injuries.

Neither was wearing a seat belt, according to the report.

The accident marks the 21st fatality crash of 2018 for Troop D.