Branson man killed in New Year's Day crash

TANEY COUNTY, Mo. (KSPR) A man from Branson was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Kenneth J. Claypool, 48, died after his car and another vehicle collided on Hwy. 76, two-and-a-half miles east of Kirbyville.

Claypool died at the scene. A woman in the other vehicle was taken to a Springfield hospital with moderate injuries.

This is the first deadly crash of the year for Troop D.