Region 8 woman killed in car accident

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KAIT) – A Region 8 woman is killed after the car she was riding in crashes into a culvert and overturns.

The accident happened on U.S. Highway 61 just 2 miles south of Matthews in New Madrid County Sunday night around 11pm.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 20-year-old Charles Nelson drove off the left side of the road, struck a culvert and overturned.

The passenger, 21-year-old Tiffany Langley, was killed in the accident when she was thrown from the vehicle.

According to the MSHP, neither Nelson nor Langley was wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

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