Two Dead, One Injured in DeKalb County Accident
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AMITY,MO- Two local people were killed in an accident late Friday afternoon in DeKalb County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident took place just after 5:30 p.m. as 52-year old Union Star resident Tonya Maize was northbound on Route J, 1 mile north of Amity when she failed to yield at the intersection of Highway 6. Forty-six year old Maysville resident Michael Burnett was eastbound on Highway 6. Burnett attempted to avoid Maize’s vehicle but struck the driver’s side. Both vehicles travelled off the roadway and went down an embankment.

Burnett’s vehicle overturned and struck a utility pole. Maize’s vehicle came to rest off the north side of the roadway.

Maize and Burnett were both pronounced dead at the scene. A 10-year old male from Lathrop, who was a passenger in Maize’s vehicle was taken to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph with moderate injuries.

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