Holden Man Dies in Lafayette County Crash
A Holden man died in a one-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday morning in Lafayette County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a northbound 2003 Ford F-250, driven by 23-year-old Rayne Shields of Holden, was on Route M at Mount Tabor Road (southeast of Odessa) sometime after 5:30 a.m., when Shields failed to negotiate a curve, and the Ford skidded sideways and overturned, ejecting the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, according to the report.
Shields was pronounced dead at the scene by Lafayette County Deputy Ty Bell at 6:08 a.m.
The body was taken to Hoefer Funeral home in Higginsville.
The Ford was totaled and towed from the scene by Jackson County Tow.
Lafayette County Deputies, Odessa Police, Fire and EMS assisted the Patrol.