76-Year Old Man Killed in Missouri Falling Logs Crash
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 76-year-old driver from West Virginia was killed after he was forced off the road by falling logs.
The Kansas City Star reports that the multi-vehicle collision occurred Monday afternoon on Missouri 17, north of Miller County. Authorities say Franklin Alford of Harrison, West Virginia, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Highway patrol says a semi-trailer truck hauling the logs was going northbound when it crossed the center line and hit a dump truck heading southbound. It’s unclear what caused the truck to veer to the center.
The logs struck Alford’s truck, which then swerved off the road and struck a tree. The logs also hit another vehicle.
No other injuries were reported. A crash report says all drivers were wearing their seat belts.