Semi truck overturns and kills Lepanto man

Semi truck overturns and kills Lepanto man

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - A semi-truck crash in New Madrid County, Missouri killed a Poinsett County man.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Richard Johnson, 38, of Lepanto, AR, was driving a 2005 Freightliner east on Highway 162 around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Johnson was near Portageville, MO when the report states he drove off the road and overturned.

Crews took him to the Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital.

The report states a doctor pronounced him dead around 5:25 p.m.

Johnson did have a seatbelt on.

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