A Sedalia man was killed in a one-vehicle rollover that occurred in Pettis County early Saturday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 26-year-old Talbert E. Richard was the driver of a northbound 2005 Chevrolet on Route U at Smasal Road at 1 a.m., when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned several times, struck a barbed wire fence and came to rest against a tree.

Richard was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Bryan Morley. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the report. The body was taken to the Pettis County Coroner's Office.

The Chevy was totaled and towed from the scene by Don's Towing.

Pettis County deputies assisted the Patrol at the scene.

Randy Kirby

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