Two People Killed in Crash in Stoddard County

A man and woman were killed in a in a solo vehicle crash in Stoddard County on Sunday October 7, 2019. The crash happened on Hwy. 25, approximately 1.5 miles North of Bernie just before 10.p.m.  Police say, the driver of a car, 55-year-old Jeffery S. Stultz of Pocahontas, Arkansas, for an unknown reason drove the vehicle off of the road and hit a utility pole. The force of the crash caused Stultz and one of his passengers, 41-year-old Renee N. Karpinski of Holcomb, Mo., to be thrown from the vehicle. Both died at the scene. There were two other victims were riding in the car at the time of the crash, both of them suffered injuries, but survived the crash. Both of the victims were transported to d by ambulance to a Cape Girardeau hospital for treatment. Police say, no one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

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