Poplar Bluff woman dies in Hwy. W crash - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff woman dies in Hwy. W crash


The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Poplar Bluff woman has died after a crash on Highway W at 2:10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24.

According to the highway patrol, the crash happened about 5 miles north of Poplar Bluff on northbound Highway W when a 2003 Chevrolet driven by 34-year-old Michelle L. Vernon, ran off of the right side of the road.

Officers say Vernon over-corrected, ran off of the left side of the road and hit a tree.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by Butler County Assistant Coroner Brian Fugate.

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