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Father, daughter die in Buchanan County accident

Updated: 2013-03-27T02:00:12Z

A St. Joseph man and his 5-year-old daughter died in a car accident Tuesday morning in Buchanan County.

The accident occurred at 11:15 a..m. as Jason Musser was driving behind a tractor-trailer in the westbound lanes of U.S. 36, east of St. Joseph. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the tractor-trailer was traveling slowly, partly in the driving lane and partly on the shoulder, due to mechanical problems. Musser swerved into the passing lane, lost control of his car and skidded into the rear of the tractor-trailer.

Musser, 26, and his daughter Charlene died at the scene. While Charlene was wearing a seatbelt, her father was not, according to the highway patrol.

| Brian Burnes, bburnes@kcstar.com

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