2 killed in 2 separate MO crashes

2 killed in 2 separate MO crashes

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (KAIT) - Two people were killed in 2 separate crashes over the weekend in southeast Missouri.

Jon Corbett, 42, of Portageville was killed early Saturday morning following a crash on Route DD, one mile south of Pemiscot County Road 570.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the car Corbett was driving south and was hit head on by Catherine Mayes of Cooter after she crossed the center line. Corbett was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mayes was taken to a hospital in Hayti with moderate injuries. Corbett's passenger, Robert Howell of Caruthersville was taken to a Memphis hospital with serious injuries, according to MSHP.

All those involved were wearing seat belts.

In a separate crash late Sunday night, one woman was killed and 4 others were injured, including 2 children.

Amanda Kirkpatrick, 30, of Doniphan was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Missouri Highway 142 just east of Neelyville.

MSHP states Michael Mugler of Poplar Bluff failed to yield at an intersection and struck a truck driven by Mark Taylor of Neelyville. Kirkpatrick was Mugler's passenger.

A 7-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy were passengers in Taylor's vehicle. The boy was taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital in serious injuries. The girl was also taken to Poplar Bluff with moderate injuries.

Taylor was airlifted to a Cape Girardeau hospital with serious injuries. Mugler was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital with serious injuries.

Kirkpatrick was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Both children were wearing seat belts. It is not known whether Taylor or Mugler were wearing seat belts, according to MSHP.

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