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Alton woman dies in accident

Thursday, March 4, 2004

Staff Writer

ALTON -- An Alton woman died as a result of an accident Feb. 28, just west of Alton.

According to a report from Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Highway 160 one and one-half miles west of the city at 10 a.m.

Trooper Clinton Howell said in a report that a 1984 Toyota truck driven by Viola Strain, 84, of Alton ran off the right side of the road after the driver lost control of the truck. Howell said Strain overcorrected the vehicle and then it struck a tree,

Stain was pronounced dead at the scene by Oregon County Coroner Tom Clary.

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