Young Child Killed in Crash Near Gower
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BUCHANAN COUNTY, MO – A young child was killed in a one vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon near Gower.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident took place just after 4 in the afternoon on US Hwy 169, 3 miles north of Gower. Thirty-three-year old Alisha Martin of St. Joseph was driving south when she travelled off the roadway, struck a telephone phone and overturned. The vehicle came to rest on its top.

Martin was seriously injured and a 5-year boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Both were wearing a safety device.

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