Head on collision kills Region 8 man; seriously injures 3

STODDARD COUNTY, MO (KAIT) – A Region 8 man was killed after the car he was driving crossed the centerline and hit another car head on.

The accident happened Tuesday afternoon on Missouri Highway 25, one mile south of Dexter.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Herschell Sloan was driving his 1989 Dodge Ram northbound on Highway 25 when he crossed the centerline and hit Pearl Thornton head on.

Sloan was killed in the accident, and two other people in his truck were seriously injured.

Thornton was also seriously injured in the accident, and airlifted to a Cape Girardeau hospital.

Police say no one in Sloan's truck was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

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