Fatality crash at Fidelity, rollover on ramp I-49 S to I-44 W

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Single vehicle crash closes ramp; I-49 south to I-44 west at Carthage early Thursday morning for a time

UPDATE #2: The Highway Patrol has identified the woman killed as 48-year-old Valarie Jones.

UPDATE: Next of kin has been notified. We have updated the story from serious crash, to fatality crash. The Jasper County Coroner was at the scene. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Team will continue to close traffic for a time to map the crash.

FIDELITY, Mo. (South of Carthage) — Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Carthage Fire Department Station 2 are working a single vehicle fatality crash. The ramp is closed that transitions from I-49 south to I-44 west for a time as the Troop D Crash Team arrive on the scene.

The crash was reported at 3:59 AM as a single vehicle crash. Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies were the first to arrive.

This is 18.1 mile marker, just below Malfunction Junction, on the ramp going from I-49 S to I-44 W. M&M Wrecker were summoned at 4:35 AM.

Westbound I-49 traffic is also slowing. Near 19 mile marker (east of Fidelity) there is a slow down emergency vehicle.

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