Dexter woman dies in accident

Friday, February 1, 2019

A Dexter woman died Friday afternoon in a single vehicle accident on ZZ Highway west of Dexter.

According to the highway patrol, a northbound 2006 Ford Escape, driven by 73 year-old Verda Allstun, left the right side of the roadway. The vehicle then struck a bridge and overturned in a ditch. Allstun was pronounced dead at the scene by Stoddard County Coroner Kenny Pope 12:45 p.m.

Stoddard County Ambulance District, Dexter Fire Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene.

Allstun lived in Dexter with her husband and was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at Rainey Mathis Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home

Allstun is the fifth fatality in Troop E in 2019.

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