Byrnes Mill Fatal Accident

A single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a House Springs woman last night. The Highway Patrol reports that 30-year-old Chelsea Lawrence was traveling in her Ford Focus, southbound on Byrnes Mill Road, north of Cedar Lane when she failed to negotiate a curve and struck a tree. She was pronounced dead on the scene by High Ridge Fire personnel. Lawrence was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident, which took place at 12:30 am.