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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Police Release the Name of Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Incident

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The pedestrian involved in Friday’s fatal accident on US Highway 65 has been identified as 33-year-old, Amber Lawson of Branson, Missouri. The City of Branson extends its sincerest condolences to the family as they mourn the loss of Mrs. Lawson.

At approximately 8:29 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018, Branson Police Department along with Branson Fire Department and Taney County Ambulance responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 65 near State Highway 248.

A 2004 Chevy 3500 truck operated by Thomas Cooper of Mountain Grove was traveling in the passing lane of northbound U.S. Highway 65. Due to an unknown reason, Lawson walked into the path of the truck. Preliminary information shows no impairment of the driver.

"[After] talking with family a little bit, we know she was walking on 65, but we don't know why she crossed and where she crossed it at is not a common place to cross 65. Right there is a divided highway, it's four-lanes, and there's no access for pedestrians besides walking from the roadway either from 76 or 248, so we don't really know why she was on the roadway at the time," Sgt. Stanley Kauffman said.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Branson Police Department. Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact Sgt. Kauffman or Officer Yartz at 417-334-3300.

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