One Boonville man was killed, and another injured, in a two-vehicle head-on collision that occurred Monday night in Cooper County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a northbound 2013 Chevy 2500, driven by 46-year-old Richard R. Nichols of Boonville, was on Missouri 5, one-quarter mile south of Smith Street sometime after 9 p.m., when crossed into the southbound lanes of Missouri 5 and struck a southbound 2003 Chevy 1500, driven by 29-year-old Ryan M. Scott of Boonville.

Scott was pronounced dead at the scene by Cooper County Coroner James Hurt at 9:20 p.m.

Nichols suffered moderate injuries, and was transported to University Hospital by Cooper County EMS.

Neither driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the report.

Boonville Police and Cooper County Deputies assisted the patrol at the scene.

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