Man killed when van crashes into tree

Man killed when van crashes into tree

PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - A Region 8 man died Wednesday morning when his van slammed into a tree.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the crash happened at 6:40 a.m. at the intersection of State Highway E and U.S. Highway 61 in Pemiscot County.

Billy R. Lucas, 55, of Steele was westbound when he failed to yield at the stop sign.

Lucas's 1998 Dodge Caravan crossed Hwy. 61 and struck a ditch before hitting the tree.

Pemiscot County Coroner Jim Brimhall pronounced Lucas dead at the scene at 7:25 a.m.

According to the crash report, Lucas was not wearing a seat belt.

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