Man Dies in Cole County Truck Collision
COLE COUNTY - A 30-year-old Henley, Mo. man died Thursday when his vehicle rear-ended a parked Freightliner truck at approximately 8:05 a.m. Jeremiah Kempker was traveling eastbound on Branch Road near St. Michaels Road in Cole County.
According to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, rescue workers transported Kempker to Capital Region Medical Center via ambulance. A doctor pronounced him dead about an hour after the crash. Kempker was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. One passenger in Kempker's vehicle also suffered serious injuries.
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