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UPDATE: Kansas Couple Killed in Crash at Reeds Spring Junction

By: Michael Greeley and Sam Clanton
Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013

UPDATE: 2:16 a.m.

A man and a woman from McPherson Kansas were killed in a two-vehicle collision Friday at 4:05 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 13 and West Highway 248 in Reeds Spring. 

Sixty-six-year-old Richard Blubaugh and 60-year-old Dorothy Blubaugh were eastbound in a passenger vehicle, which, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a southbound pickup. The Blubaughs were pronounced deceased at 5:05 p.m. by Stone County Deputy Coroner John Cunningham.  

The surviving driver, 43-year-old Michael Dunn of Battlefield, was tested for alcohol as required by law. He and 14-year-old Matthew Dunn, were transported by ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield for treatment of moderate and minor injuries, respectively. 

Another passenger in the pickup, 9-year-old Jacob Dunn, was life-flighted to Cox South for treatment of moderate injuries.  

Southern Stone County Fire Department, the Stone County Sheriff's Department and Reeds Spring Police assisted with the accident. 


UPDATE: 5:40 p.m.

Missouri Highway Patrol is on the scene of the duel fatal accident at Hwy 248 west and Hwy 13.  Southern Stone County firemen are cleaning the roadway. The highways are both shut down in the area of the accident and traffic is still be rerouted. Hometown Daily News was told traffic may open up in another half hour.



Southern Stone County Fire Protection District is on the scene of a serious vehicle accident in Reeds Spring that has Hwy 13 and 248 junction completely shut down. There are two confirmed deaths and one patient has been airlifted to a Springfield area hospital. Two more patients have been transported to the hospital by ambulance. Emergency crews are still responding… we will have more on this accident as information develops.

Bob - 06/14/2013 7:25:10 PM
That has always been a bad intersection because of the illusion that north bound cars look like they are in the turning lane for 248.