Karen Simpson Death – Cause of Death – 60-year-old Karen Simpson, of Newburg, was killed in a suspected crash on I-44, just west of St. James. The crash took place on Saturday night, 11th of December 2021. Reports from the police states that the Phelps County woman was driving on the interstate without her headlights on when the accident happened.
Simpson swerved to the right side of the road and across a ditch before coming to a stop off the north service road. The police said Simpson was taken to Phelps Health Hospital in Rolla before being sent to University Hospital in Columbia. Simpson was pronounced dead at University just before 1:00 on Sunday morning, 12th of December 2021.
The Highway Patrol had cited her for driving while intoxicated. Investigation is still ongoing.