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Driver killed in single-vehicle crash Friday morning in rural Clay County

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 11:56 AM, Feb 23, 2024

UPDATE, FEB. 24 | The victim has been identified by a spokesperson with the Clay County Sheriff's Office as Melanie D. Avery, 55, of Lawson, Missouri.

ORIGINAL STORY, FEB. 23 | The driver and sole occupant of a vehicle was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning in rural Clay County, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies dispatched around 7:55 a.m. to NE 192nd Street near Outer Road W and found an overturned 2013 Toyota Camry that was off the roadway and on fire.

The sheriff's office will conduct the investigation. Initial investigation efforts show no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The identity of the driver will be released when the next-of-kin has been notified.

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