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Man killed in wreck

Thursday, October 25, 2007

MYRTLE -- An Alton man died in a one-vehicle accident on County Road 278 six miles southeast of Myrtle.

Cpl. Michael Hargus with Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Jordan Willard, 23, of Alton was killed Oct. 10 at 12:45 a.m.

Willard and Matthew Harrell, 21, of Mammoth Spring were passengers in a 1982 Chevrolet driven by Crystal Doran, 19, of Alton.

Hargus reported that the vehicle began sliding out of control, ran off the left side of the road, overturned and came to rest on its wheels. The accident ejected Willard and he was pronounced dead at the scene by Oregon County Coroner Tom Clary.

Doran was not injured in the accident. Harrell was flown by Air Evac to St. John's Hospital in Springfield where he was treated and released.

Hargus said the driver and both of the two passengers in the vehicle were not wearing seatbelts. He said the accident is still under investigation and charges may be pending.

This is 37th fatality accident in the nine county Troop G area this year.



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