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Accident claims one life

Thursday, December 13, 2007

HOUSTON -- A Koshkonong woman, Laura Whittinghan, 37, was killed in a traffic accident Dec. 6 south of Houston, Mo.

The Howell County Sheriff's Department reports that Whittinghan was a transport guard with the sheriff's department. Whittingham and a prisoner, Lisa Oliver, 36, of Falcon, Mo., were both killed in the accident.

Deputy Dennis Maddux of Willow Springs and a male prisoner, Larry Marsh of Bakersfield were both seriously injured in the accident and taken to a Springfield hospital.

The Highway Patrol said Maddux lost control of the patrol car on an ice covered bridge and slid into the path of a truck driven by Michael Best, 36, of Houston. Best suffered minor injuries in the accident and a passenger in the truck, his son, Trenton Best, 8-years old, suffered moderate injuries.

The prisoners were being transported back to Howell County from the Department of Corrections in Licking for further court action.

The accident occurred at 8:27 p.m. on Highway 63 one mile south of Houston.

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