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One arrested after deadly crash in Maries County


Update: Missouri State Highway Patrol arrest records show Austin Edwards, 25, was arrested for driving while intoxicated resulting in death, driving while intoxicated causing serious injury and careless and imprudent driving.

Troopers say Edwards’ car skid off Highway E early Saturday morning killing a passenger in his car.

Original: Troopers investigated a fatal crash in Maries County early Saturday morning.

A Ford Mustang carrying one driver and two passengers skidded off the side of Highway E, south of County Road 538, around 3:15 in the morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.

The vehicle went airborne and struck several trees before falling on its roof. One passenger, 25 year-old Brennan Kristek of Waynesville, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger was transported to University Hospital by Phelps Air in serious condition, according to the report.

The driver suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene.

Later in the same day, troopers investigated to another fatal crash in Cooper County that killed one and injured four others.

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