Three Children in Missouri Die after Semi Rear-Ends Car

By March 24, 2008Trucking Accidents

A semi tractor trailer rear ended a car killing three young girls last week. The semi rammed into the back of a car that had stopped for highway construction.
The accident occurred on U.S. 63 in Phelps County, Mo. The girls, 11-year-old Christel Miess, five-year-old Gracey Miess and their infant sister Gaberielle Miess were riding in the back seat of a Ford Tempo. Mark Barton, 38, was driving the car and the girls’ mother, Christina Miess, was also in the car.
According to the Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 3 pm. The three girls were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The Associated Press reported that all three were wearing safety devices at the time of the accident.
Barton and the girls’ mother were taken to area hospitals. The driver of the tractor trailer, 38-year-old Alvin Lewis, was not seriously injured in the collision.
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