Mon. Jun 5th, 2023
One person is dead after a two-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer driven by a lake area man in Greene County.
It happened on Missouri-360 west of Republic when the 18-wheeler driven by 59-year-old Douglas Grimes, of Stover, attempted a U-turn and became disabled blocking the roadway.
The highway patrol says a westbound car driven by 74-year-old Gary Sawyer, of Springfield, couldn’t stop in time striking the towed unit.
Sawyer was pronounced dead at the scene.
Grimes was uninjured.