Head-on crash in Miller County kills 2 drivers
Saturday, March 31, 2012
BRUMLEY, Mo. — A head-on crash in central Missouri has claimed two lives.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash happened late Friday afternoon when a vehicle went off the right side of Missouri 42 in Miller County. The 82-year-old driver, Wayne Ponder, overcorrected and crossed the center line, crashing into another vehicle.
Injuries from the collision killed Ponder and the driver of the other vehicle, 54-year-old Brian Nixdorf. A 45-year-old woman in Nixdorf's vehicle, Janice K. Nixdorf, sustained serious injuries and was flown to a Columbia hospital. All three were from Iberia.