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I-57 crash claims the life of Missouri woman


A crash on interstate 57 in Williamson County claims the life of a Branson, Missouri woman Saturday evening.

It happened around 7:40 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-57 at milepost 54.

Illinois State Police say 29-year-old Tesse Carman of Forsyth, Missouri tried to make a U-turn in the median and pulled out into the southbound lanes in front of another vehicle driven by 18-year-old Lucien Charland of Engleside, Illinois.

Carman received only minor injuries when Charland's vehicle hit the car.

A passenger in the Carman car, 23-year-old April Czekala of Branson was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt and was killed in the collision.

The passenger in the Charland vehicle, 71-year-old Lucien Charland, sustained major injuries and was taken to a St. Louis hospital.

Carman was cited for disobeying a traffic control device.

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