Stoddard County man declared dead after striking tree in crash

STODDARD COUNTY, MO (KAIT) – Missouri StatePolice say a man was killed on Stoddard County Road 271A, 7 miles north ofPuxico after losing control of his vehicle Friday.

According to MSP, Scottie L. Hopper,46, of Puxico was killed when his vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree.

Stoddard County Coroner A. Mathis pronouncedHopper dead at 12:29 in the morning Saturday.

Records indicate Hopper was not wearinga seatbelt.

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