Saturday, December 24, 2016

Springfield woman charged with DWI, manslaughter after fatal head on crash

A Springfield woman was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and second degree felony manslaughter following a two-vehicle head on crash 10:28 p.m. Friday on Farm Road 159 two miles north of Springfield.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2007 Ford Ranger driven by Corina L. Stockstill, 26, Springfield, crossed the center line and struck a 1994 Buick Century driven by Dustin T. Emmett, 32, Springfield, head on.

Emmett was pronounced dead at the scene by Greene County Medical Examiner Michelle Waters.

Stockstill was treated for moderate injuries and a passenger in her vehicle, Nicholas A. Thomas, 37, Ozark, for serious injuries at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

Stockstill was also charged with failure to drive on the right half of the roadway and for not wearing a seat belt.

The fatality was the 114th this year for Highway Patrol Troop D.

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