Branson police say an investigation into a crash in which two pedestrians died is ongoing.
According to information released by the city at the time, at about 8 p.m. Feb. 1, Steven Weter of Hollister was headed south on Branson Landing Boulevard in a 1999 Ford truck.
Three pedestrians, Gregory Curnes, Laura Curnes and Jean Moncrief, were waiting at the intersection of Branson Landing Boulevard and Main Street and entered a marked crosswalk before being hit by the truck.
Sgt. Stanley Kauffman of the Branson Police Department said Weter showed no signs of drugs or alcohol at the scene, but was transported to Cox Branson for medical treatment. A release from the city said Weter is cooperating with the investigation. Kauffman said anyone who witnessed the crash should contact him at 417-334-3300.
“We encourage anyone who may have witnessed it, and didn’t talk to officers at the scene, to reach out to us,” he said. “We’d be interested to hear what you saw or heard.”
According to Kauffman, the three pedestrians were transported to a Springfield hospital. Kauffman said Laura Curnes died from her injuries Saturday evening, while Taney County Deputy Coroner Bryan Koppitz said Moncrief, died from her injuries Tuesday morning.
Kauffman said Gregory Curnes had surgery Sunday and is recovering.
A Greenlawn Funeral Homes obituary for Laura Curnes calls the 49-year-old Shell Knob resident a “Loving wife, step-mom, sister and friend to so many.” It notes Curnes and her family moved to Kimberling City from Springfield and she graduated from Reeds Spring High School in 1987.
Laura and Gregory Curnes had been married for five years, according to the obituary.