A 74-year-old man died of injuries he suffered when a garbage truck struck the pickup truck he was standing beside at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday in the middle of a street in Seneca, knocking the truck into him.
John Burton’s arm was trapped beneath a wheel of his pickup truck after the crash, and he had to be extricated by rescue workers, according to Seneca police Chief James Altic. Burton was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, where he later died, Altic said.
The accident took place in front of Burton’s home on Osage Street. Altic said Burton’s Ford Ranger was blocking the street when the garbage truck came over a hill and struck it broadside. Burton was standing on the passenger side of his truck when the other truck struck the driver’s side and knocked the pickup into him.
Altic said it was unknown how Burton’s truck came to be in the street, whether it had rolled out of his driveway, or if he backed out and then got out for some reason. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident, he said. The name of the driver of the garbage truck was not available.
• A Wheaton man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident at 7:20 p.m. Monday on Indian Creek Road, a mile west of Rocky Comfort in McDonald County, according to the state patrol.
Andrew G. Loyd, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene by the McDonald County coroner, the patrol said.
Loyd was driving a westbound ATV that ran off the road and struck a utility pole, the patrol said.
• An Arkansas man was injured in a tractor-trailer accident at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday on Route Z, less than a quarter-mile east of Route M in Lawrence County, the state patrol said.
Franklin W. Estes, 58, of Redfield, Ark., was taken by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, the patrol said.
Estes was driving an eastbound tractor-trailer that started to run off the road, causing him to overcorrect and the truck to overturn on the roadway, the patrol said.
• A Joplin man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday on Missouri Highway 43, less than a quarter-mile north of Joplin in Jasper County, the state patrol said.
Clark J. Post, 43, was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.
Post was driving a southbound pickup truck that ran off the road and down an embankment, the patrol said.
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