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Fatal accident Highway 79 in Old Monroe kills Amanda Moon

12:44 PM, Feb 13, 2012   |    comments
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Old Monroe, MO (KSDK) - Highway 79 southbound in Old Monroe has been re-opened near Westhoff Road following a serious accident Monday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrols says that at approximately 8 a.m., a 1997 Ford Explorer traveling southbound on Highway 79 lost control on the snow covered roadway and crossed the center line, striking the front of a 2006 Mazda traveling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the 2006 Mazda, 44-year-old Amanda Moon of Clarksville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the 1997 Ford Explorer, 30-year-old Tricia Sliger of Foley, was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Officials say they were both wearing seatbelts.

NewsChannel 5 will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

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