Woman killed after car crashes, catches fire

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.

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