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One dead, 5 injured in Newton County accident

One dead, 3 adults and two juveniles hurting following a Christmas afternoon crash in Newton County.  

The Missouri State Highway Patrol report that just before 3:30 PM on Sunday, a pickup truck driven by 63 year old Samuel Mitchell ran off the road and struck a culvert. 

The wreck happened one mile south of Joplin on Apricot Road.

Mitchell was pronounced dead at a Joplin hospital   

None of the injured or the driver were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident according to the patrol.

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