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Michael J. Scarborough, 54, of Catawissa was killed on Thanksgiving in a one-vehicle accident on Hwy. 21 about 1 mile north of Castle Ranch Road in Hillsboro, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

At 6:40 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 28), Scarborough was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer north on the highway and while heading up an incline, the SUV began to spin on the wet pavement and then ran off the right side of the road and down an embankment, where the left side of the vehicle struck a tree, the report said.

Scarborough was pronounced dead at the scene by Valle Ambulance personnel.

He was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol reported.

The Trailblazer was totaled, the report said.