Brookline Man Dead in Car Accident near Airport

A 24-year-old Brookline man is dead and a woman is seriously injured after an accident on Farm Road 124 near the Springfield/Branson National Airport.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that around 5:30 p.m. on Monday night, a Honda Civic driven by Seth Bateman of Brookline passed a pickup truck. Bateman then pulled into the truck’s path and slammed on his brakes, causing the pickup to struck the Civic from behind.

The car then left the roadway, overturning, and ejecting both passengers before coming to a stop.

Seth Bateman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Greene County Medical Examiner’s Office. The car’s passenger, 22-year-old Taylor Bateman, was transported to Cox South hospital in serious condition.

Troopers say the driver of the pickup was tested for alcohol per Missouri law but that no arrests were made in the accident.

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