Pedestrian Killed In Benton County Accident

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One pedestrian is dead after a late night accident in Benton County on Friday. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23 year old Mercade Jones was killed when she was struck with the left front end of a 2008 Chevy Cobalt that was trying to avoid Jones who was in the lane of traffic on southbound US 65. The Chevy went off the left side of the road into the trees and came to a rest while Jones was launched into the northbound lanes of traffic where she was then struck by a second vehicle, a 2006 GMC. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene by the Benton County Coroner and one of the drivers received minor injuries and was transported to Citizens Memorial in Bolivar.

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