Platters Member Dies in Car Crash While Returning to Branson

JULY 20, 2004 - Posted at 4:48 p.m. CDT

BRANSON, MO - A Branson entertainer is dead after a weekend traffic accident on Interstate 44 near Springfield.

The Highway Patrol says 40-year-old Damon Freeman was driving a car that veered into the median and struck a bridge pillar.

Freeman has been a member of the World Famous Platters for the last three years.  The group performs at the Americana Theatre in Branson.

The group's members were returning to Branson from performing at a party in Oklahoma when the crash occured.

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