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Newton County Crash Leaves One Dead and Another Hospitalized

A car driven by Ricky Pritchett, 45, of Purdy failed to negotiate a curve and overturned.
STARK CITY, MO--- It happened just before 3:30 Friday morning on HWY 86, two miles east of Stark City. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, a car driven by Ricky Pritchett, 45, of Purdy failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned. Pritchett was taken to Freeman Hospital in Joplin with moderate injuries. His passenger, Billy Ennis, 53, of Exeter, was pronounced dead at the scene. The highway patrol says neither man was wearing a seat belt.
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