The crash took place at Route HH and County Rd 175 around 5:30 pm Wednesday evening when Brandon Stuckey of Belleville, Ill. crossed the center line in an eastbound Chevrolet Cavalier and struck a westbound GMC Sierra operated by Julie Cartwright, a 48-year-old Joplin resident. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Jasper County Coroner Rob Chapel and taken to Joplin Mortuary Services. These deaths are Missouri Troop D’s 8th and 9th fatalities of 2013. Fortunately, even this dark cloud has a silver lining, as Hayven Cartwright, a toddler riding with Mrs. Cartwright was safely secured and released to family members with no serious injuries.
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