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Cadet man killed in crash

A Cadet man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday at 1:06 a.m. on Highway 47 in Franklin County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Ronald Hagood, 35, of Cadet, was driving his 1996 Ford Ranger southbound on Highway 47 north of Kommer Loop while Jeffrey Goodwin, 38, of St. Clair, was driving his 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee northbound on Highway 47. Goodwin crossed the center line and struck Hagood head-on.

Hagood was not wearing his seat belt and it’s unknown if Goodwin was wearing his. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene by personnel from the St. Clair Ambulance District at 1:20 a.m. They were both transported to the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office by Russell Colonial Funeral Home.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or

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