by: Scott McCaulley
A man from Branson dies with another person seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Lawrence County.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 9:25 Tuesday morning when a SUV driven by 72-year-old Richard Guthrie was hit by a pick-up driven by 30-year-old Benjamin Powell of Springfield .
Guthrie was pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence County Coroner Scott Lakin while a passenger in the SUV, 71-year-old Linda Guthrie, was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield for treatment of her injuries. Powell meanwhile sustained moderate injuries and was also taken to Cox South for treatment.
This is the 12th Traffic Fatality in Troop D so far this year.