McDonald County Woman Drowns In Roadway
A McDonald County woman drowned trying to cross a flooded roadway Thursday (Aug. 8), officials said.
Helen “Patty” Pendergraft, 69, of Noel, Mo., was driving on Missouri Route 90 and tried to cross Brush Creek just before 5 a.m., but the roadway was flooded, according to Sgt. Mike Watson with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Watson said that there have been many incidents involving drivers trying to get across flooded areas in Southwest Missouri.