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Woman from Aurora Killed in Head-On Crash

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a woman from Aurora is dead after she collided head-on with another car.

50-year-old Airine Gallen was driving southbound on Highway 175 about five miles north of Neosho at around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening when she cross the centerline and hit a Lincoln Town-Car.

Investigators say she was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The other driver’s identity has not been released.

It is the 24th death for MSHP Troop D so far in 2024.