Man Dies in Car Accident in Crawford Country

7 years 8 months 1 week ago Monday, February 06 2012 Feb 6, 2012 Monday, February 06, 2012 4:15:00 PM CST February 06, 2012 in News
By: Jessica Sibert

CRAWFORD COUNTY - An 89-year-old man died in a car accident early Monday afternoon.

Authorities reported that Elmer Brand, of Cuba, Mo., was driving westbound in the eastbound lane of Interstate 44 six miles outside of Cuba. Brand was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Brand's vehicle ran into a semi truck head-on, which was driven by 50-year-old Ranjit Dhillon from Palmdale, California. While the truck only retained moderate damages, Brand's vehicle was totaled.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Brand was not wearing a seatbelt.

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