Police say an elderly motorist was killed after driving around the guard arms at a railroad crossing on Saturday morning.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 85-year-old West Plains resident Jesse E. Flowers was traveling west on County Road 1820 around 10:30 a.m. when he came to the railroad crossing near Olden. For unknown reasons, he proceeded into the crossing, maneuvering around the guard arms and striking a 1996 G.E. Front Engine operated by 56-year-old Springfield resident Keith M. Butterbaugh.
Mr. Flowers was killed in the crash and pronounced dead by a Howell County coroner.
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