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Rural Purdy man killed in crash

Monday, April 12, 2010

A rural Purdy man was killed in a single vehicle crash at 7:18 p.m. on April 10.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Soua Yang, 34, was eastbound on Highway HH, six miles west of Purdy when he failed to negotiate a curve in his 1997 Toyota Tacoma and ran off the road. The car overturned several times.

Yang was pronounced dead at the scene by Barry County Coroner Jim Fohn. Yang was not wearing a safety device, the Patrol reported. The body was taken to McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton.

Yang was the 19th fatality in Highway Patrol Troop D in 2010.

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