Three Dead in I-70 Vehicle Fire

8 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, November 20 2011 Nov 20, 2011 Sunday, November 20, 2011 4:05:00 AM CST November 20, 2011 in News
By: Stacey Welsh

COOPER COUNTY - A Cooper County coroner pronounced David, Eileen and Judy Ritoch dead at the scene of an accident on westbound I-70 near the 87 mile marker at approximately 9:35 p.m. Friday. According to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when driver Judy Ritoch, 50, slowed her vehicle in the driving lane. Dustin Wright, 30, was also travelling westbound when he struck Ritoch's vehicle from behind. Ritoch's vehicle then caught fire.

The three occupants of Ritoch's vehicle were transported to Davis Funeral Home in Boonville, Mo. Wright did not suffer injuries as a result of this crash.

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