THAYER -- A Springfield man was killed and another man received moderate injuries last week in an accident just north of Thayer.
According to Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, a 1990 Chevrolet truck driven by Nicholas Robertson, 23, of Springfield ran off the the road, struck a driveway and overturned, ejecting Robertson from the vehicle.
A passenger in the vehicle, Rickey Letterman, 39, also of Springfield, was killed in the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Oregon County Coroner Tom Clary. Robertson was transported by Ambulance to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.
The accident happened Dec. 3 at 7 a.m. 5 miles north of Thayer on Highway 63. Trooper Clinton Howell of Troop G, who investigated the accident, said seatbelts were not in use by either man at the time of the accident.