Name released in fatal accident near Delta

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the name of the person who died in a car crash Tuesday on Route EE near Delta. The highway patrol said Kyle S. Phelps, 16, of Chaffee, Mo., was driving a 1972 Chevrolet eastbound on the roadway at 4:20 p.m. when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle then ran off the road and struck an embankment. Cape Girardeau County coroner John Clifton pronounced Phelps dead at the scene at 4:43 p.m. Phelps was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, the highway patrol said.

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