Vernon County Man Killed in Collision on 54 Hwy. West of Nevada

On 8/26/20 around 10:00pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County along with Vernon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident on Missouri 54 Highway around 2 miles west of Nevada, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the eastbound 2010 Dodge Charger driven by 64 year old Rick Clayton of Nevada, Missouri was in the wrong lane of traffic and collided head on with the westbound 1998 Peterbilt driven by 58 year old Andrew Fox of Olathe, Kansas.

Mr. Clayton was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Vernon County Coroner David Ferry. Mr. Fox wasn’t injured in this accident and he was tested for alcohol according to Missouri State Law.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene of this accident by Garwood’s Wrecker and Alandon Tow Service.

This story courtesy of Mid America Live