Thayer woman in fatal accident in Koshkonong

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Carolyn J. Edwards, 48, of Thayer, lost her life in a fatal accident the evening of Thursday, Nov. 7 when the southbound 2017 Kia Rio she was driving crossed over the centerline and struck northbound 2016 Freightliner Semi Tractor/Trailer driven by Steven A. Chamness, 47, of Jonesboro, Ark., on U.S. Highway 63 in Koshkonong.

Edwards was pronounced deceased at the scene by Assistant Coroner Rob Clary.

The scene was investigated by CPL. J.C. Howell and assisted by MSGT S.L. Nelson, SGT J.M. Weadon, MSHP Major Crash Investigation Unit, Cpl. J. D. Wheeler, TPR J.M. Kenyon, TPR C.A. Kimes, TPR T.D. Pond, Oregon County Sheriff’s Department, Thayer Police Department, Koshkonong Fire Department and Thayer Fire Department.

Traffic was redirected due to the highway being closed for a period of time.

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