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Fatal Crash Friday Morning Near Roadside Park

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Ava Rural Fire Dept. were called to a two-vehicle crash

on Highway 5 north of Ava near Gentry Roadside Park before dawn Friday morning. It was confirmed that one person died and another was airlifted to a Springfield hospital with serious injuries as a result of the wreck. No names have been released pending notification of next of kin.