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Two-vehicle wreck kills Alton man

Thursday, November 11, 2004

ALTON -- An Alton man died of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident Nov. 2 just north of Alton.

Killed was Robert Sifford, 70. Randy Hodo, 16, of Birch Tree suffered serious injuries in the accident and was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Mo. He was later transferred to St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Trooper J.C. Howell of the Missouri Highway Patrol reported that a 1989 GMC truck driven by Jessie Reeves of Birch Tree crossed the center line and struck the 1981 Volkswagon truck driven by Sifford. Hodo was a passenger in the Reeves truck. Sifford was pronounced dead at the scene by Oregon County Coroner Tom Clary.

Reeves suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He was treated and released.

The report from the highway patrol said none of the three involved in the accident was wearing seat belts.

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