Two dead in separate crashes on Friday night
MONITEAU COUNTY - Two people are dead after separate crashes on Friday, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports.
Chester York, 78, of Tipton, was riding an ATV at 5:44 p.m. when it slid on the gravel driveway on Seed Road in Tipton and overturned, according to the patrol.
York was transported to St. Mary's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:02 p.m. Troop F has reported this as the third fatality of September and the 50th for 2018.
Troop F also reported a three vehicle crash resulting in one death at 8:19 p.m. on U.S. 52 at the west junction of Missouri 135 in Morgan County.
Alan Anderson, 61, of Cole Camp, was following Ronald Williams on his motorcycle. Williams tried to make a turn onto Missouri 135 when Anderson hit him from behind, the crash report said.
Anderson then hit Todd Edgar, who was driving a 2003 Jeep Liberty, and stopped at a sign, troopers said. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:55 p.m.
Troop F reported this as the fourth fatality of September and the 51st for 2018.