Monday, April 20, 2015

Butler man killed in 2 vehicle accident South of Virginia

A Butler, Missouri man was killed Monday afternoon in a 2 vehicle accident just South of Virginia on V Highway in rural Western Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1973 Ford E-700 Dump Truck driven by 19 year old Joseph A. Fields of Rich Hill, Missouri failed to stop at a stop sign located at the intersection of CR NW 2002 and V Highway just South of Virginia.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the dump truck was struck while attempting to cross the intersection by a 2006 Dodge Dakota truck driven by 47 year old John A. Barth of Butler, Missouri in the side causing the dump truck to over turn.

Mr. Barth was life-flighted to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri and was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Mr. Fields refused treatment at the scene of the accident, this is fatality accident #11 for Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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