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Bowling Green man dies in crash

Posted: Dec. 4, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Dec. 4, 2018 11:10 pm

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- A Bowling Green man died in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday in Pike County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said that Don J. Weaver, 28, a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene by Pike County Ambulance personnel.

Police said a 2002 GMC Envoy driven by Loel G. Chatman, 28, also of Bowling Green, was heading west at 12:02 a.m. on U.S. 54, just west of U.S. 61 Business when it began to slide on an ice-covered bridge, went off the left side of the road and overturned.

Chatman was taken to Pike County Memorial Hospital by private vehicle for treatment of moderate injuries. Another passenger, Cinda R. Smith, 36, of Louisiana, Mo., was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital-Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

Police said no one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt.

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