A fatal accident in Perry County Friday morning is believed to have been caused by black ice. Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C Public Information Officer, Justin Wheetley tells KZIM/KSIM that 28-year old Dewayne Phillips of Marion Arkansas was southbound on I-55 near the 126 mile marker when he lost control of his car and it hit the cable barrier. Phillips’ 4-year old passenger, Michael Phillips of Burlington, Iowa, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and his two other minor passengers were taken to Perry County Hospital for minor injuries. The accident occurred around 5:20 a.m.
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