A Kingsville man died in a Friday afternoon wreck that occurred in Johnson County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

24-year-old Jesse A. Murphy was the driver of a northbound 2002 Suzuki on County Road SW 1821, south of County Road SW 275, at 3:45 p.m. Friday when he collided head-on with a southbound 2002 Chevy S-10 driven by 20-year-old Damon Pemberton of Holden.

Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene by Johnson County Coroner Clark Holdren at 5:12 p.m. The body was taken to Williams Funeral Home in Holden.

Pemberton and his passenger in the S-10, 20-year-old Solomon C. Tevis of Holden, both suffered moderate injuries and were transported to Research Medical Center by JCAD.

Johnson County deputies assisted Patrolmen at the scene.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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