NEWTON COUNTY — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash involving three vehicles.
The crash happened around 4:15 Friday afternoon near Holly Road and Missouri Highway 43 north of Seneca.
Troopers say 27-year-old, Rachel Ezell, was driving northbound on Mo-43 and was stopped in traffic to turn left — and was rear ended by 55-year-old William S. Browne.
Authorities say Browne’s vehicle crossed the center line — hitting another vehicle and injuring 76-year-old Ernest Perez.
Browne died at the scene.
Perez suffered minor injuries and Ezell had minor injuries and was taken to a Joplin hospital.