Woman killed in single-car accident

HOWELL COUNTY, MO (KAIT) – A crash on MO 17 kills a woman Monday night.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Sandra J. Romans, 48, of West Plains, was killed 10 miles south of Mountain View when the 1997 Ford Econoline van she was riding in went off the right side of the road, struck an embankment, overturned, and struck a utility pole.

Investigators say the driver, 29-year-old Jeffery W. Davidson, also of West Plains, escaped the accident with moderate injuries.

Howell County Coroner Tim Cherry pronounced Romans dead at 11:20. Davidson was taken to the Ozark's Medical Center for further examination.

Romans was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

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