Last Friday, the entire state was caught off guard by severe winter weather. The highway patrol reports 14 accidents in the area, including one fatal. They report five accidents in Camden County, seven in Miller, and two in Morgan. 84 year old Law Rector Junior of Kansas City was driving on MO 135 in Morgan County when he drove off the right side of the road, overcorrected, and struck a fence and a tree on the left side of the road. He was pronounced dead a short time later.