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Vernon County accident kills man from Nevada, seriously injures Joplin woman

A man from Nevada, Missouri was killed in an accident at 12:33 Saturday morning on East Logan Road, .5 miles west of Nevada.

The Highway Patrol reports a westbound 2014 Chrysler 300 driven by 29-year-old Jarrek L. Rankin of Nevada traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment, a fence and overturned.

Rankin was pronounced dead at the scene by Vernon County Deputy Coroner Richard Burdick at 12:49 a.m.

A passenger in the car, 27-year-old Caitlin L. Freeman of Joplin, was seriously injured.

She was taken by air to Cox South Hospital in Springfield.


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