Three killed in car crashes, one drowning, and two electrocuted on July 4th Holiday

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Three were killed in vehicle crash, two kids were electrocuted while swimming, and one adult drowned at Bull Shoals Lake.  All five deaths occurred on July 4th.

Terry L.  Daugherty, 37, of Bourbon, MO, died when the vehicle he was driving travelled off the left side of the roadway in a curve and struck a traffic sign.

The vehicle then came back across the roadway and struck a tree before coming to rest in a creek. Daugherty was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The crash occurred on Route N, .8 mile south of Bourbon, in Crawford County. Crawford County Coroner Paul Hutson pronounced Daugherty dead at the scene of the crash. 


James M. Pace, 33, of Troy, MO, died when the vehicle he was driving struck the back of a tractor trailer that was stopped on Interstate 70 on the Blanchette Bridge in St. Charles County. Pace was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by St. Charles County Ambulance personnel.


Phillip S. Maynard, 20, of Republic, MO, died when the motorcycle he was driving ran off of the roadway and ejected him. Maynard was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The crash occurred on Farm Road 144, six miles north of Republic, in Greene County. He was pronounced dead by Greene County Medical Examiner David Brown.


A 40-year-old male from Southwest Missouri drowned while swimming at Bull Shoals Lake at the 78-mile marker in Taney County. The subject was swimming when he began to struggle. He was assisted to shore where cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was administered. EMS arrived on the scene and was unable to revive the subject. He was pronounced dead by Taney County Coroner Kevin Tweety. Next of kin notification is pending.


Two juveniles were electrocuted while swimming near a private dock at the 6.5-mile marker in the Gravois Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks.

Alexandra M. Anderson, 13, and Brayden M. Anderson, 8, of Ashland, MO, were shocked by a yet undetermined source of electricity.  Several adults were able to remove the children from the water and start cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before emergency medical services arrived. They were transported to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, MO, where they were pronounced dead.