State Line Fatality Crash at Seneca; MO to OK


57-year-old man died at the scene

(MO/OK STATE LINE ROAD) — Multi-vehicle crash closed the state line Friday evening for nearly 3 hours to traffic Oklahoma / Missouri near Seneca.

Three vehicles were involved. Oklahoma and Missouri authorities were on the crash scene, however Seneca Police Department are handling the crash details.

Seneca Police Chief James Altec tells us tonight two people were injured, one fatally and the other non-life threatening injuries.

Newton Co Deputy Coroner, Jerry Deems, confirmed, Glenn Smith, 57, died at the scene.

The Smith vehicle was traveling north on State Line Road and failed to yield at the intersection of Hwy U. He was t-boned by an SUV, and then both cars collided with a third.

Numerous other drivers and occupants told authorities they would seek medical attention on their own.


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Preliminary information provided tells us two people were injured. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. Others we are told numerous others will seek treatment via POV (privately owned vehicle).

MoDOT Emergency Response is redirecting traffic on the Missouri side.

Please avoid the area. 

  • Hwy U and Bethel Road in MO
  • From OK at State Line Road diverts to Old Cemetery Road

We will have more information as it becomes available. 

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