A 74-year-old Fordland woman was killed last week in a two-vehicle accident last Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 7, when her car was struck by another vehicle that lost control and crossed the median, striking her in a broadside collision on U.S. 60 in Fordland.
Pronounced dead at the scene was Karen S. Shoe, a longtime Fordland resident whose westbound 2017 Ford Focus was hit at 4:45 p.m. late that afternoon when an eastbound 2001 Buick LeSabre car driven by a 16-year-old Fordland girl, whose name wasn’t released by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, “crossed the median, entered into the westbound lanes and into the path” of Shoe’s car, Trooper M.L. “Mike” Cary said in his radio report.
Cary’s report added that the Fordland juvenile’s car struck Shoe’s car broadside.
Shoe was pronounced dead at the scene by Webster County Assistant Coroner Robby Jernigan at 5:54 p.m., the report added, noting that assisting the patrol at the accident scene were first-responders from the Southern Webster County Fire Protection District, as well as officers from the Fordland Police Department and the Webster County Sheriff’s Department.
The juvenile motorist sustained serious injuries in the collision, Cary said in his report, and she was taken by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
Shoe’s body was taken to the Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Seymour, where her funeral services will be held at a later date.
Her complete obituary appears elsewhere in this week’s newspaper.
The accident was the second fatality in the patrol’s Troop D region for 2020.
Cary’s report said that Shoe was wearing her seatbelt, while it is unknown if the juvenile was wearing hers. The report added that while Shoe had automobile insurance, it is unknown if the Fordland juvenile’s vehicle was insured.