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Crash Ends in Fatality

Friday, July 27, 2012

Monett police and firefighters were on the scene of a fatal two-vehicle collision in the westbound lane of Highway 60, just east of Highway 37, for over two hours on Wednesday. W. Dale Burke, 75, of Monett, was killed when his 2011 Toyota Camry, at center, collided with the rear end of a 2005 Kenworth FMC transport tanker truck around 6:24 p.m. in the south turning land. Burke was taken from the scene by Barry-Lawrence Ambulance and pronounced dead at Cox Monett Hospital. Westbound traffic was diverted onto Dairy Street and around to Highway 37 around the crash. The Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted in working the scene and managing traffic control. This was the second fatal crash in three months on Highway 60 within two miles, and the first fatality in the city limits since 2008. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]

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Really surprised this wasn't a whole big article.....very well thought of prominent local citizen.

-- Posted by common-tater on Fri, Jul 27, 2012, at 10:27 PM

I must agree that there was very little said about this man. I am 'Old School' Monett and was familiar with him as rather a 'Pillar of the Community'. Strange that there wasn't more of a Bio. He will be Missed. RIP

-- Posted by Ken Bruun-Olsen on Sat, Jul 28, 2012, at 8:21 PM

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