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An accident Monday morning claimed the life an Ozark man in Wright County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Tpr. Travis Sullivan said an eastbound 2005 GMC 1500 driven by Sarah A. Thompson, 68, of Ozark, travelled off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected and travelled off the right side of the roadway, ejecting a passenger, Christopher S. Thompson, 42, of Ozark. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner. Next of kin has been notified. The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was airlifted with moderate injuries to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

The vehicle was totaled in the crash about two miles east of Norwood on U.S. 60.

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  1. I’m so sorry for the loved ones left behind by this tragic loss. I hope the driver recovers from her injuries quickly. I was a witness to this accident, I was ahead of the pickup and saw it all happen in my rear view mirror. I got stopped about a quarter mile ahead and called 911. I was starting around a curve and couldn’t see where the truck ended up, but I could see that an 18-wheeler stopped at the scene, it was traveling behind the pickup.

  2. Chris was a good man. Do anything for anyone in his means. The man will be missed. My condolences to his family and kids. Love ya buddy.

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