Woman Dies after Being Struck by SUV

A woman was hit and killed by an SUV in Butler County, Missouri shortly after midnight on Sunday, December 13. Emergency crews were called to Highway 51, just south of Broseley, at 12:02 a.m. Police say, 29-year-old Chelsie N. Fortner was in the roadway and was hit by a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Fortner was rushed by ambulance to a Poplar Bluff hospital, but later died from her injuries. The identity of the driver is unknown, but the SUV was towed from the scene. The crash is still under investigation.

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