fatal accident

Harvey R. Edwards, 72, of Hillsboro died Wednesday morning (Oct. 30) in a one-vehicle accident on Hwy. 21 near Hwy. M in the Otto area, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

At 6:30 a.m., Edwards was driving a 2009 Ford Ranger north on the highway and while changing lanes, he lost control of the pickup on wet pavement and it ran off the left side of the road, where it struck a rock bluff and then spun, ejecting him, the report said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical services personnel, according to the report.

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

The pickup was extensively damaged, the report said.

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