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UPDATED at 10 a.m. Wednesday with information about charges.

WASHINGTON COUNTY • A man was charged with driving while intoxicated after his car crossed over the center line of Highway 21 and struck an oncoming car Sunday night, killing a passenger in his vehicle, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Barbara L. Caldwell, 51, of Cadet, was pronounced dead at Washington County Memorial Hospital.

Caldwell was riding in a car driven by Charles R. Caldwell, 38, the patrol said. Their 2002 Chrysler 200 was southbound on Highway 21 near Tindall Road when it crossed the center line and collided with a northbound Chrysler Sebring, the patrol said. Officials responded to the accident at about 10:50 p.m. 

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Barbara Caldwell was fatally injured. Charles Caldwell was seriously injured, and the woman driving the northbound car had minor injuries. None were wearing seatbelts. 

Charles Caldwell was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving on a revoked license. Online court records show he has been charged numerous times with driving without a license, and in 2012 pleaded guilty to DWI as an aggravated offender. He was sentenced to 7 years in prison in that case, but the sentence was suspended and he was put on probation.

The crash was south of Old Mines near the Starlite Drive-in.

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