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Marion County rollover crash turns fatal

MARION CO, Mo. –  A single-vehicle crash about two miles south of Palmyra Saturday night killed a man and left two women in critical condition, authorities said.

According to Marion County Coroner Richard Jones, a pickup truck carrying two men, two women and one child went off Highway 61 near the Highway 24 interchange and rolled over at about 7 p.m.

Jones said he pronounced the driver of the truck, 42-year-old Jamar White of Palmyra, dead at 7:20 p.m.

Troopers said passenger Carrie Haskins, 43, of Palmyra, was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. They said passenger Michelle White, 35, of Palmyra, was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital.  Jones said both were in critical condition Saturday night.

Jones said the other man and the child were able to walk away from the crash.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Jamar White was southbound and changing lanes when he drove off the left side of the road.

Investigators said the 2012 Silverado pickup truck overturned, ejecting both passengers, before coming to rest on its top in the median.

The Highway Patrol reported Carrie Haskins and Michelle White were not wearing seatbelts. They said it was unknown if Jamar White was wearing his seatbelt.

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Thursday Michelle White was listed in serious condition at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. and Carrie Haskins was listed in good condition at Blessing Hospital in Quincy

On Monday Michelle White was listed in serious condition at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, an improvement from critical condition on Sunday. Also on Monday, Blessing Hospital reported that Carrie Haskins had been upgraded to good condition.


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Blake Sammann

Blake Sammann is a reporter and weekend anchor at WGEM News.

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