Jefferson City man dies in Moniteau County crash
MONITEAU COUNTY - A Jefferson City man died in a head-on crash east of California Friday afternoon.
It happened on Lookout Trail in Moniteau County, roughly 700 feet west of Whippoorwill Road.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 33-year-old Rodriguez C. Long of Jefferson City crossed the center line of the roadway in his van and struck a truck driven by 32-year-old Alexander P. Terrell of Latham.
Long was pronounced dead on the scene by the Moniteau County coroner. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, troopers said.
His passenger, 32-year-old Joshua L. Long of California, survived the crash and was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City with moderate injuries. Troopers said he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Terrell was not injured and was wearing a seat belt according to the MSHP report.
Below is a map of the crash location: