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Two die in separate accidents

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

OREGON COUNTY -- An Alton man was killed in an ATV accident Aug. 24 south of Pomona.

According to a report from Trooper Terry Gayer of Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, Robert Wilcox, 19, of Alton was killed when the Yamaha ATV he was driving slid off the road, struck an embankment, then overturned landing on top of him.

The accident occurred at 3:30 p.m. one-10th mile south of Pomona on Howell County Road 1370.

Wilcox was pronounced dead at the scene.

A West Plains man, Earnest Ray Coldiren, 46, was killed in a one-vehicle accident Aug. 25 in Thayer.

An accident report from the Thayer Police Department said Coldiren was traveling south on Highway 63 when he crossed over the north bound lane of the highway, struck the median and hit the north traffic light pole at the intersection.

Thayer Police Chief Frank Bernard said Coldiren was driving a 1988 Ford F-150 truck when the accident occurred at 2:04 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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