Knox County Fatality Crash

A Macon woman is dead as after two pickups collided yesterday morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash happened at 6 a.m. five miles north of Plevna on Highway 15. Jody Lyda was a passenger in a pickup driven by Lucas Smithof Shelbyville. Online reports show Smith’s pickup collided head-on with a pickup driven by Marvin Horst of Novelty. Lyda was pronounced dead at the scene by Knox County Coroner Jeff Doss. Horst received minor injuries and was taken by private auto to Northeast Regional Medical Center. Smith suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia. Troopers report no one involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt.