Three Dead in Crashes on Icy Roads in Heartland

Cars slip and slide on icy roads in Cape Monday night.
Cars slip and slide on icy roads in Cape Monday night.

Three Dead in Crashes on Icy Roads in Heartland
By: Heartland News & AP

Slippery roads are blamed for at least two deadly wrecks in Missouri and one in western Kentucky.

Around 1:50 p.m. Monday, 51-year-old Willie Love of Cairo, Ill., was killed when his vehicle slid into the path of a tractor-trailer on an icy stretch of U.S. 60 in New Madrid County. The crash also injured 2 of Love's passengers.

Less than ten minutes later in Butler County, 40-year-old Marcelaine Falk of Doniphan was killed when she lost control of her vehicle on an icy patch of U.S. 67 and collided with an oncoming vehicle.

Her 18-year-old passenger and three occupants of the other vehicle were injured in the wreck.

It wasn't immediately clear if the weather was to blame for another fatal wreck last night that claimed the life of a 19-year-old. The driver died after he ran off the road in Wayne County.

A 36-year-old West Paducah woman has died after a wreck on US 62 near Olivet Church Road.
Acording to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, Melissa A. Trimble, 36, of Noble Road was driving west of Paducah about 8:04 Tuesday morning when she lost control of her 2006 Chevy Uplander on some sleet and ice.
The vehicle spun 180 degrees went off the road backwards, and hit a utility pole. Chief Deputy Mike Turnbow says she died of an apparent head injury at Lourdes Hospital.  Police believe she was not wearing her seatbelt.