Accident Near Kidder Takes Life Of One, Leaves One With Serious Injuries

An accident in Caldwell County late Sunday morning took the life of an Illinois woman.  State Troopers report 65-year-old Leanne Mast of Lansing, IL died of injuries in the accident that happened on US 36, south of Kidder.  According to the report, 67-year old John Mast of Illinois was eastbound and a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Cody Streu of Kidder was southbound on Route D and pulled into the path of the Mast vehicle, resulting in the collision.  The Mast vehicle went off the south side of the road and overturned onto the driver’s side.  The Streu vehicle went off the south side and come to rest on the passenger side.

John Mast was flown to Truman Medical Center with serious injures, Leanne Mast was taken to Liberty Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.  They were wearing safety belts.

Streu was not wearing a safety belt and was treated at the scene for minor injuries.  He was arrested on a probation violation and held at the Caldwell County Detention Center.

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