RIPLEY COUNTY, MO (KAIT) – A Ripley County woman died Monday when the car she was riding in burst into flames.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened just after noon on Highway P six miles south of Missouri Highway 142.
Investigators say 37-year-old Shawn Davis of Gatewood apparently lost control of her 1998 Chevrolet. The vehicle ran off the road, struck a tree and a fence then caught fire.
Davis was pronounced dead at the scene by Ripley County Coroner Michael Jackson.
24-year-old Timothy Tarver of Gatewood was a passenger. He was flown by air evac to St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro in serious condition.