car accident

An accident in Jefferson County yesterday afternoon resulted in the death of an area resident.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 38-year-old Carl Boemker was traveling westbound on Highway MM west of Buckeye Valley road around 5 p.m.

Boemker was traveling behind 55-year-old Nancy Vanmeter, when 48-year-old John Smith crossed the center line from the eastbound lane. Smith side swiped Vanmeter than struck Boemker head on.

Smith was pronounced dead on scene. Neither Vanmeter nor Boemker sustained injuries in the event.

Smith was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident.