At 9:30am Wednesday morning the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a fatality accident on Missouri Highway 7 North of Northwest 501 Road in Henry County.

According to the report, the accident occurred as the 1999 Ford driven by 63-year-old Gary D. Portwood of Clinton ran off the roadway, and travelled through a barbed wire fence before coming to rest. Portwood was transported to Golden Valley Hospital by EMS where he was pronounced deceased at 10:24 a.m., due to cardiac arrest.