Man dies in accident off I-70 near Rocheport
ROCHEPORT - One man is dead after his semi-truck traveled off the road near Rocheport Sunday evening.
37-year-old Rickie J. Ekker of Salmon, Idaho was the driver of the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the medical examiner.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on I-70 near mile marker 117.
MSHP said Ekker was traveling westbound when his tractor trailer truck traveled off the roadway and then struck several trees.
MSHP said Ekker was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.