Galena Couple Die in Traffic Crash Near Reeds Spring


by: Scott McCaulley

A Galena Couple dies as a result of a two car crash on Highway 160 near Reeds Spring Monday afternoon.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a car driven by 82-year-old Kirby Hedrick pulled out in front of a vehicle driven by 62-year-old David Warthen of Springfield. Hedrick and a passenger in his vehicle, 79-year old Shirley Hedrick were pronounced dead at the scene while Warthen was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield for treatment of moderate injuries.

These are the 16th and 17th fatalities in traffic accidents worked by Troop D of the Missouri Highway Patrol in 2021.


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