Nov 19, 2022

2 dead, 10-year-old injured after DeKalb County Jeep, semi crash

Posted Nov 19, 2022 1:00 PM

DEKALB COUNTY —Two people died in an accident just after 5:30p.m. Friday in DeKalb County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2019 Jeep Cherokee driven by Tonya L. Maize, 52, Union Star, was northbound on Route J at MO 6 one mile north of Amity.

The driver failed to yield at the intersection. An eastbound 2014 Freightliner semi driven by Michael J. Burnett, 46, Maysville, struck the Jeep in the drivers side. After impact, both vehicle traveled down an embankment. The semi overturned and struck a utility pole.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. DeKalb County EMS transported a 10-year-old Lathrop boy from the Jeep to Mosaic Life Care. All three were properly restrained, according to the MSHP.