Driver killed, two children injured in Scott County crash

One person is dead and two children are injured after a crash in Scott County Friday
Published: May. 20, 2023 at 8:21 AM CDT|Updated: May. 20, 2023 at 10:15 PM CDT
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SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a single-vehicle crash just east of Benton, Missouri on Friday, May 19.

Crews were called to the crash on Route E around 11:50 a.m.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 57-year-old Theresa L. Wright, of Scott City, was driving westbound when her Chevrolet Trailblazer went off the right side of the roadway.

MSHP said Wright overcorrected and the SUV overturned into a ditch.

Wright died at the scene.

Her two passengers, 3-year-old and 6-year-old Sikeston girls, were taken by ambulance to a Cape Girardeau hospital with minor injuries.