UPDATE: Woman hurt in head-on collision dies of injuries | Crime
A Poplar Bluff woman injured in a crash early Sunday morning has died.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 31-year-old Rebecca S. Berry died Monday after being airlifted to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Berry, along with three others, was seriously injured in a crash at 5 a.m. Sunday on Route MM, four miles west of Malden.
Investigators say Douglas R. Stinson, 43, of Malden was traveling southbound when his 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee crossed the center line and collided head-on with Berry’s 2004 Chevy Tracker.
Stinson and Berry, along with 38-year-old Jason T. Berry and 10-year-old Natalie L. Pruitt suffered serious injuries.
Rebecca Berry was initially flown to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau before she was airlifted to St. Louis.
Jason Berry was taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Pruitt was flown to LeBonheur Children’s Hosptial in Memphis.
Stinson was flown to Elvis Presley Trauma Center (The MED) in Memphis.
According to the highway patrol’s arrest report, before he was released to the hospital, Stinson was charged with three counts of felony assault, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine.
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