One man killed in head-on crash on Highway 40

3 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, April 16 2015 Apr 16, 2015 Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:40:00 PM CDT April 16, 2015 in News
By: Connor Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

HOWARD COUNTY - One mid-Missouri man died after a head-on collision on U.S. Route 40 near Rocheport Thursday morning. 

Terry Sitzes, 36, of New Franklin, Missouri, was driving when his vehicle crossed over the center line, hitting another vehicle head-on around 10:15 a.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Sitzes was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Lawrence Murrary, 62, of Pensacola, Florida, was driving the other vehicle involved in the crash. Murray and his passenger, Monique Murray, were sent to University Hospital in Columbia with minor injuries.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F serves 13 counties in Central Missouri including Boone, Callaway, Cole and Howard counties. Troop F said Thursday's fatality is the fourth in the month of April and number 17 for 2015. 

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