Louisiana man killed in accident in southeast Missouri

HOWELL COUNTY, MO (KAIT) – A Louisiana man was killed in a crash early Wednesday morning in southeast Missouri, according to state police.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported David Harper of West Monroe, LA was killed when the tractor he was driving ran off the road. Harper was towing two trailers on Highway 63 near West Plains.

According to troopers, Harper tried to bring the rig back on the road, when he crossed the center line and was hit by a semi-truck.

The man in the semi was taken to a West Plains hospital.

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