POWELL, Mo. (AP) -- A southwest Missouri woman died after the tractor she was driving went off the side of a road and hit a tree.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it happened Thursday about three miles north of the McDonald County town of Powell.
Troopers say 42-year-old Elizabeth Merriman of Rocky Comfort was thrown from the tractor. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
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