Two Malden women die in auto accident

Friday, May 2, 2003

MALDEN, Mo. -- Two Malden women died as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in New Madrid County on Interstate 55, said the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Driver Christine Mitchell, 83, and her passenger, Pamela Harrison, 42, were southbound in a 2002 Buick Century on the roadway. Mitchell attempted to turn left from the right-hand lane and pulled into the path of a southbound 2001 Volvo tractor trailer driven by William Gibbs, 62, of Desoto, Mo.

Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene by New Madrid County coroner Tim Clayton. Harrison was taken to St. Francis Medical Center by helicopter, but died later in the morning.

The incident was investigated by trooper C.L. Norrid.

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